Ezekiel Elliott eligible to play for time being

Ezekiel Elliott Requests Full-Panel Rehearing

Report: Ezekiel Elliott should play 'next two weeks or longer'

First, the NFL's lawsuit aimed at defending the six-game suspension remains pending in NY.

"We are now exploring all of our legal options and will make a decision as to what is the best course of action in the next few days, " Elliott's attorney Frank Salzano said Thursday.

Pro Football Talk cited a source that says United States District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant, who originally issued the injunction preventing the league from suspending Elliott, has informed the NFL and NFLPA that he will not lift the injunction until there is a ruling on Elliott's petition for rehearing.

The Cowboys don't play again until next Sunday, Oct. 22, at San Francisco.

However, on Friday, attorneys for the Dallas Cowboys star and the NFL Players Association asked that same court to recall the mandate and rehear his case, but this time "en banc", or in front of all the court's panel of judges, instead of the typical three-judge panel.

If the en banc hearing is approved, however, it could be months before we see any action taken against Elliott in regard to the enactment of his suspension. If Elliott's legal team can't put the suspension on hold again, he won't be eligible to play until November 30 at home against Washington, a Thursday night game the week after Thanksgiving. Should the court agree to hear the en banc hearing, it could potentially delay the suspension long enough for Elliott to play the full season. Elliott has rushed for 393 yards in the Cowboys' five games, averaging just 3.7 yards per carry. As of now, Elliott is set to be suspended through Week 12.

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