It appears Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott might be allowed to suit up all season long after all.
Elliott originally was set to serve a six-game suspension due to domestic abuse allegations. First, he was given the go-ahead to play Week 1 vs. the Giants before the suspension kicked in. Now, it looks like he could play the entirety of the 2017 season.
A U.S. District Court judge granted the NFL Players Association’s preliminary injunction request on the behalf of Ezekiel Elliott on Friday, meaning the Dallas Cowboys running back’s suspension is on hold — for now.
Of course, we’ll have to see how all this legal stuff plays out. There doesn’t seem to be a clear yes or no answer yet when it comes to Elliott’s ability to contribute to the Cowboys throughout the year. That’ll be an interesting storyline as the season rolls on.
But what is clear is that for Elliott (and fantasy owners), the judge’s ruling is a tally in the win column.
Elliott responded to the ruling in appropriate and timely fashion on Instagram: