In what could be a major blow to the Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott, the team's star running back, had his six-game suspension reinstated by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Stay with KLTV for updates.
The likely next step would be the players group's filing an injunction in the Southern District of NY in hopes of keeping Elliott on the field. They next play October 22 at San Francisco.
A three-judge panel heard arguments on the case on October 2. The NFL filed in NY and they thought this would help them win this case having it away from Elliott's home state of Texas.
As a result of the ruling, the National Football League could reinstate the six-game suspension immediately with the intent of having it go into effect once the Cowboys bye week comes to an end.
Elliott is expected to file an appeal.
The NFL previously prevailed at the appellate level in cases involving Adrian Peterson and Tom Brady in which the NFLPA challenged disciplinary measures and scored victories at the district court level.
The six-game suspension was handed down in August after a 13-month investigation into an alleged string of domestic violence incidents in Columbus, Ohio the week of Elliott's 21st birthday.
Elliott was never charged by OH authorities.
Our models project Elliott for 1,067.2 rushing yards, 262.1 receiving yards, and 12.2 total touchdowns the rest of the season; if he is allowed to play the remaining 11 games, of course.