Ezekiel Elliott plays Sunday but doesn’t know if he will play next week

AP

Ezekiel Elliott didn’t find out until Friday morning he was playing today. He worked overtime to get ready and ended up with 27 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys’ 28-17 victory over the Chiefs.

“It was a little rust; I’m not going to lie,” Elliott said. “Honestly, I had no idea when I came in on Friday, I didn’t know I was playing this weekend. So I came in Friday, practiced and studied all day Friday, watched a lot of film. On Saturday, just tried to catch up on his team and catch up for what I lost. . . . I wouldn’t say it was difficult. I was just happy I could go out there and play with those guys.”

Elliott likely finds out this week whether he can play next week against Atlanta.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted Ezekiel Elliott an administrative stay, allowing him to play this week pending the “motions panel” considering the issue.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he “didn’t have a thought” when asked what he thinks Elliott’s chances are of winning in his battle against the NFL. But he again defended Elliott and again criticized the league for issuing a six-game suspension to the star running back.

“We have to speak to fairness, and we can only look at our very judicial system ourselves,” Jones said. “Make no mistake about it, we don’t tolerate or bore any type of physical abuse, certainly domestic violence, but this flies in the face of any fairness that we take a lot of pride in in America, to have this thing drawn out like this, quick, speedy resolution, this is just some people trying to get into areas they don’t have a lot of experience in. We’ve got 200-something years of the judicial system in this country that all we’ve got to do is say, ‘Let that take care of it.’”

13 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott plays Sunday but doesn’t know if he will play next week

  1. He’s gonna keep playing. Just stop. He’s never been convicted of anything. Hate that which dominates

  2. Cue the comments from people who think only idiots believe Jerry has zero tolerance for DV because “evidence shows otherwise” yet believe Zeke is guilty even though evidence shows otherwise

  3. Unfortunately the facts of this case have no real relevance
    at this point. The fact that Zeke’s ex girlfriend tried to engender
    perjury to law enforcement and also made references to
    blackmailing Zeke to sell sex videos has no bearing.
    The fact that the Nfl’s own investigator, a woman who has
    investigated hundreds of cases on behalf of the New York
    City”s ,District Attorneys office recommended no charges
    presumably because the experienced investigator felt the
    victim was not credible ….we call that lying.
    Despite all that …Goodell decided on his own ..that Elliot deserved
    the max. No explanation no findings of fact ..no factual reasoning
    that would guide future hearings ,,nothing to allow a player to be
    aware of conduct that is unacceptable. Nothing.
    That’s fair.

  4. the NFL really has no control of their product or players anymore, and it shows when a guy who goes around pulling women’s tops down is looking like the good guy in all this

    a lot of people are sick of the politics (right or left) in the nfl, but 1 or 2 big moments (like the players striking) may permanently kill a lot of viewers imo

  5. maverick2560 says:
    November 5, 2017 at 9:47 pm
    Unfortunately the facts of this case have no real relevance
    at this point. The fact that Zeke’s ex girlfriend tried to engender
    perjury to law enforcement and also made references to
    blackmailing Zeke to sell sex videos has no bearing.
    The fact that the Nfl’s own investigator, a woman who has
    investigated hundreds of cases on behalf of the New York
    City”s ,District Attorneys office recommended no charges
    presumably because the experienced investigator felt the
    victim was not credible ….we call that lying.
    Despite all that …Goodell decided on his own ..that Elliot deserved
    the max. No explanation no findings of fact ..no factual reasoning
    that would guide future hearings ,,nothing to allow a player to be
    aware of conduct that is unacceptable. Nothing.
    That’s fair.

    ————

    What about the video of Elliott pulling down a woman’s shirt in public against her will? What do you call that?

  6. If the NFL had evidence to support their findings, they’d be screaming it from every mountain top in America. If you’re a Cowboys hater I’m sure you’ll glaze over that very critical fact. But come on people. It’s the NFL. Before true justice being served or anything else – they want to look good. They would have scored major points with the country if they had found evidence to support a decision that runs contrary to what the judicial system provided. Instead they hide behind veils and cliched statements because they have nothing. Well not nothing. I mean, they have lead investigator, Kia Roberts, recommending no suspension at all due to lack of witness credibility. And they also have confirmed New York Giants mega-fan Lisa Friel spearheading the effort to suspend Zeke. Oh and I guess confirmed text messages promoting perjury from the alleged victim.

  7. It just amazes me how nobody wants to look at the facts. I’m sure if you were wrongly accused of something you’d just roll over and take it, right? All the haters and their “but what about the video pulling down her top”. True, very bad look, HOWEVER, understand the FACTS – she didn’t file a complaint AND the NFL has stated multiple times that that incident is cleared and NOT any part of this decision. Understand what you’re crying about besides just hating on America’s Team!!

  8. dustin giulieri says:
    November 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm
    He’s gonna keep playing. Just stop. He’s never been convicted of anything. Hate that which dominates
    —————————-
    Dominates? He had 99 yds on 27 freakin’ carries! 27!! Hardly a dominate performance. If the ‘boys keep handing him the rock that much he will be out with injury before week 12.

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