Words by Jason Cordner

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When the NFL wants to get you, they will go to all lengths to take you down. A Federal Appeals Court just brought the noise and drama to Cowboys’ fans around the country.

Today the 5th Circuit Court ruled against Ezekiel Elliott and re-opened the door to his 6-game suspension originally handed down by the League.


The NFLPA is expected to re-file the case with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in order to keep Elliott playing, according to Gabe Feldman, director of the Tulane Sports Law Program. The Cowboys have a bye this week and there’s a chance Elliott might not miss a single game if the NFLPA refiles the case and is granted a TRO or preliminary injunction.

The Cowboys (2-3) have a bye this weekend. If Elliott’s legal team can’t put the suspension on hold again, he would miss the next 6 games.

Elliott played the first five games while the case was in the courts. He rushed for 393 yards on 105 carries, an average of just 3.7 yards. He led the NFL with 1,631