Five Days Until the Cowboys Are Back on the Field. Will Ezekiel Elliott Play Sunday?

Elliott will receive an emergency hearing Tuesday on his motion for a temporary restraining order/preliminary injunction filed Monday evening in the Southern District of New York, the Associated Press reported, citing a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

Elliott’s representatives had notified a judge earlier Monday that it was their intention to file the motion.

They had to act with urgency and hope the court would as well — only a new legal victory will allow Elliott to rejoin his 2-3 team before Sunday’s game at San Francisco.

Elliott had an injunction from the Eastern District of Texas that allowed him to play the first five games of the season, but it was vacated Thursday by a panel of judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals because it said Elliott filed his lawsuit in Texas too soon.

Elliott and the union are arguing that the NFL’s disciplinary process was unfair and that the league conspired to hide information that would help Elliott. They argue Elliott would suffer irreparable harm from serving the suspension immediately, whereas the league could always enforce it once the case works its way through the court system.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys, in the heart of their season, begin to look toward their first game without Elliott.

Source: Dallas News

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