While the legal process continues to play out, the National Football League has reinstated Elliott's six-game suspension, which will begin October 22 and extend through Thanksgiving, assuming there isn't another stay.
The Cowboys happen to be on a bye week - which gives Zeke's team some time to counterpunch and fight the ruling.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: Court clears way for National Football League to suspend Elliott; Dallas Animal Services is doing better; medical cannabis will be available to certain Texans soon; and more. Because Elliott filed prior to arbitrator Harold Henderson's ruling on his suspension, judges Edward C. Prado and Jennifer Walker Elrod ruled that the running back had "had not yet exhausted the contracted-for remedies".
Elliott was set to miss the first six games of the 2017 season, but an injunction in September put his suspension on hold. The NFL Players Association wrote that "the failures of due process by the NFL articulated in the district court's decision were not addressed".
"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. In fact, there's significantly more harm now since the Cowboys are nearing the middle of the season. But in the 10 days before the Cowboys are scheduled to play the 49ers, that may change as the court case likely moves to a new venue.
Elliott's camp, however, is likely to file another temporary restraining order in a NY court to once again fight the six-game span that stems from domestic violence allegations made against him in OH a year ago. They said that there was conflicting evidence. The primary reason this took longer was there were significant delays in getting the information we requested from Mr. Elliott and his representatives. "Until that time we have no further comment on the 5th circuit's decision".
"I have been saying all along to be careful what he wishes for", Weinstein said.
The ruling cleared the way for the National Football League to impose a six-game suspension on Elliott over domestic violence allegations.
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.