Judge denies request for expedited Ezekiel Elliott hearing

A judge has rejected the NFL's request for an expedited hearing on Ezekiel Elliott's injunction of his six-game suspension, meaning the Dallas Cowboys running back will be available to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

A final decision could come October 30 in a NY court room when motion for a preliminary injunction that could keep Elliott on the field for the rest of the season is heard. Second, the National Football League likely would appeal a preliminary injunction to the Second Circuit, like it did in the case Elliott initially filed in Texas - but like it didn't do when Brady secured a preliminary injunction two years ago. The hearing will be on its original date, October 30.

The ensuing hearing granted Elliott the temporary restraining order against the 5th Circuit Court's decision.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell originally handed Elliott a six-game suspension in August over domestic violence allegations, but the ban has yet to go into effect as the running back and the NFLPA took the league to court.

Elliott has played in all six Cowboys games this season during the appeal process and set a career high with 219 total yards (147 rushing, 72 receiving) with three touchdowns in the Cowboys' 40-10 win over the 49ers in Week 7.

Elliott has 105 carries for 393 yards and two touchdowns this season.

The Redskins play the Cowboys at FedEx Field next Sunday at 4:25 p.m.

  • Angelo Rivera