The Ezekiel Elliott suspension case scored another ruling in his favor today when a U.S. District judge ruled against the NFL’s emergency stay of the injunction that is allowing Elliott to play through his six-game suspension handed down before the season.
The move means the case will now move to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, where the NFL already has filed an appeal in the case. The league has asked for an emergency order in the case as early as Tuesday.
Monday’s ruling by Judge Amos Mazzant means Elliott can continue to play.
This is obviously good news for the Dallas Cowboys, who have actually struggled to score in this young season, albeit against two of the best defenses in the NFL in the New York Giants and Denver Broncos.
This latest ruling means Elliott is more than likely going to play the entire 2017 season as the case moves to the Appellate court. These cases can take a while, certainly longer than an NFL season, as we’ve seen in the Tom Brady Deflategate situation.
Elliott set the league ablaze last year, leading the entire NFL in rushing in his rookie season. He has an uncanny ability to make something from nothing and is a threat to go the distance at any moment. He will surely be a catalyst for the Cowboys success this season.