Judge denies NFLPA’s motion to block Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension pending appeal
In the latest development in Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s case, Judge Katherine Polk Failla rejected the NFLPA’s request to have an emergency injunction to further delay a decision that would suspend Elliott for six games in the NFL. This is being reported by Pro Football Talk’s Charean Williams.
“For the Court to grant the NFLPA’s motion for a stay at this stage would in effect be to reverse its decision of last night,” Judge Failla said in her ruling.
The Cowboys’ next game will be this coming Sunday at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, and while it’s looking like Elliott will begin serving his suspension by sitting out that game, his camp is still not ready to wave the white flag. According to Attorney Daniel Wallach, the NFLPA will file an emergency motion with Failla.
BREAKING: NFLPA files emergency motion with Judge Failla in #Zeke case
— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) October 31, 2017
In other words, this is another attempt by Elliott’s side to delay the case, and in turn, buy the running back some more leeway until another decision is handed out.
While the Cowboys wait for the result of the appeal, they will have to prepare for the Chiefs’ game as though their star running back won’t play.
Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris are now licking their chops at the prospect of handling most of the load in the backfield, which they are more than capable of doing. After all, both backups have over 5,000 career rushing yards and have a lot of experience as starters.