The Dallas Cowboys really need Ezekiel Elliott to help be competitive in a dangerous NFC East division. At the same time, it could be argued that whatever playing time Elliott is to miss is the player's own doing.

There's more to it than that, as one could argue the allegations levied against Ezekiel Elliott trump anything that has to do with football whatsoever. That being said, the courts have rule in regards to the running back's recent future.

“BREAKING: Judge Failla rejects NFL attempt to speed up [the Ezekiel Elliott] case,” wrote attorney Daniel Wallach. “Will hold injunction hearing on 10/30 at 5 pm. [The] 5 pm scheduling of the injunction hearing suggests Judge Failla is in trial that day. Also means that PI hearing may not start on time.”

What does that mean? Well, here you go:

“JUST IN: Zeke Elliott’s case will not be heard this week by Judge Failla, which means he WILL play vs. Washington on 10/29,” noted Mike Leslie of WFAA.

I guess one could consider this a “win.” But let's be Camp Crystal Lake clear: There are no real winners in this entire debacle. Not the Cowboys. Certainly not the second-year running back. Not the person — who will go unnamed — who was allegedly harmed by the player. No one.

Anyway, this means Elliott has at least another week of National Football League football ahead of him before the courts decide what his deal is.

On Sunday, in the win against San Francisco, when he rolled up 219 yards from the line of scrimmage (147 rushing, 72 receiving), with 2 rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving touchdown.