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On Tuesday afternoon in an east Texas court room, an arbitrator upheld Dallas Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliot’s six game suspension, but he will be able to practice and play in the Cowboys’ season opener against the New York Giants on Sunday, September 10 due to the timing of the decision.
The decision comes after Elliot’s appeal of the NFL’s ruling on a prior domestic violence allegation involving a former girlfriend. The second-year running back was not arrested or charged for the allegations. The NFL Players Association has requested a temporary restraining order from the court that would allow Elliot to play past Week 1 and put his suspension on hold. That ruling will come this Friday.
If the temporary restraining order by the NFLPA is denied and Zeke is to start his six-game suspension after Week 1, he will return to the field in Week 9, when the Cowboys host the Kansas City Chiefs on November 5.