Ezekiel Elliott May Still Be Eligible To Play

NFLPA to request en banc rehearing of Elliott's case

With the team on bye, this doesn't change anything immediately, but it seems like a suspension could be further delayed by continued appeal.

It was on Wednesday that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an injunction that kept Elliott's suspension from being enacted and allowed the running back to continue to play, and in less than 24 hours the case was ordered back to NY.

Fantasy Impact Until a petition for rehearing is filed and resolved, Elliott will remain eligible to play.

"This is a desperate Hail Mary to keep this case in Texas, if it happens it's the play of the season for Ezekiel Elliott's lawyers", said CBS Sports Radio Legal Analyst Amy Dash.

SC just executed the worst XP/two-point try of the season
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP ) - South Carolina made sure Tennessee's apparent allergy to the end zone continued for one more week. The snap was mishandled and Parker White couldn't even attempt to kick the ball, so the score remained 9-9.

"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. That meant the temporary restraining order (TRO) Elliott had in Texas allowing him to forgo the NFL's suspension was at that point halted. He would be eligible to play again November 30 at home against Washington, a Thursday night game the week after Thanksgiving.

Elliott could play again while the court determines whether or not to grant the request. Elliott has rushed for 393 yards in the Cowboys' five games, averaging just 3.7 yards per carry.

Last year's NFL rushing leader as a rookie, Elliott was suspended in August by Commissioner Roger Goodell after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with Tiffany Thompson, his girlfriend at the time.

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