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Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott ruling a “setback,” but there’s more to come

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones found out that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the NFL on Thursday when they ordered the injunction blocking running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s six-game suspension be vacated. The ruling found that the NFLPA’s filing was premature because it came before the NFL’s arbitration process had run its [more]

Battle lines for next NFL-Elliott skirmish are drawn

By rule, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has 14 days to file a petition for rehearing in the case that has triggered the eventual dismissal of his Texas lawsuit. Which means that the Texas case isn’t over. Which isn’t stopping the NFL from treating it that way. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said during a Friday [more]

Ezekiel Elliott’s Texas lawsuit “not over” yet

The victory secured by the NFL in the Ezekiel Elliott case on Thursday feels final, even if it isn’t. It’s not final for multiple reasons. First, the NFL’s lawsuit aimed at defending the six-game suspension remains pending in New York. There, a judge could still delay the suspension via a preliminary injunction while the litigation [more]

Elliott won’t get a bye-week check, will get the money later

With Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott officially suspended as the bye week approaches, he won’t be getting paid for Week Six. But he will get the money back later. According to the NFL, the Elliott won’t be paid at all during his six-game suspension, including the bye week. However, he’ll get the $93,000-plus that he’ll [more]

NFLPA points out that ruling doesn’t address merits of the case

Despite the NFL winning in federal appeals court on Thursday, the broader legal fight regarding Ezekiel Elliott‘s six-game suspension isn’t over. And the NFL Players Association has essentially pointed that out. “The NFLPA is reviewing the decision and considering all options,” the union said in a statement issued on Thursday. “The appellate court decision focuses [more]

Cowboys will use running back by committee without Ezekiel Elliott

Losing their lead running back, the Cowboys are better off than most teams. But then, most teams don’t have Ezekiel Elliott as their lead running back. Elliott has not played as well as he did last season, but he still ranks fourth in the league in rushing yards with 393. Without him, the Cowboys will [more]

Ezekiel Elliott’s attorney: We are exploring all legal options

Ezekiel Elliott‘s attorney, Frank Salzano, released a statement Thursday in the wake of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to vacate the preliminary injunction on Elliott’s suspension: “We are currently 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. [more]

NFL: Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension begins immediately

The NFL won a court battle on Thursday when a three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the injunction blocking the league’s six-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott must be vacated. That allowed the NFL to reinstate the suspension and the league announced in a statement that they [more]

Elliott judges voted along political/ideological lines

Appointed for life, federal judges typically are above the political fray. But they had to be in the political fray to secure what ultimately is a political appointment, and few federal judges who aren’t on the U.S. Supreme Court ever undergo a dramatic change in their political views. That’s why the first question when dealing [more]

Elliott legal battle shifts to New York

The dismissal of Ezekiel Elliott’s lawsuit in Texas doesn’t end the issue, but it moves it closer to final resolution. With Elliott’s lawsuit in Texas on the verge of being over (the federal district court in Texas has been directed by the appeals court overseeing it to dismiss the case), attention now shifts to the [more]

Cowboys likely wouldn’t have been worse than 2-3 without Ezekiel Elliott

If Ezekiel Elliott had served his six-game suspension to start the season, the Cowboys running back would have one game remaining. He would miss the Cowboys’ Oct. 22 game at San Francisco before returning. The Cowboys celebrated when Elliott won a preliminary injunction, allowing him to start the season. But with him, the Cowboys went [more]

Appeals court vacates Ezekiel Elliott injunction

The NFL has won the latest round of legal wrangling over the Ezekiel Elliott suspension. In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the preliminary injunction on Elliott’s suspension and remanded the case back to district court with instructions to dismiss the case. The ruling finds that the NFLPA was premature [more]

NFL, four teams give to Mexico City earthquake relief efforts

The NFL Foundation, along with the Cowboys, Patriots, Raiders and Steelers, will together donate $200,000 to Banorte’s Fundación Banorte to support earthquake disaster relief efforts in Mexico City. Fundación Banorte will match the donations. Funds will go toward rebuilding homes in and around Mexico City. In addition, the Cowboys have committed $50,000 to the Salvation [more]

Jason Garrett: Jones meeting with players was out of “love”

While some thought Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was caving to pressure from the White House, and some might think ordering his players to stand for the national anthem was paternalistic, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said it was done with the right intentions. According to Todd Archer of, Garrett said he thought the intention for Jones’ [more]

Packers-Cowboys final play included a forward lateral

Sunday’s Packers-Cowboys game concluded with a Stanford-band effort by the home team that nearly popped for a touchdown, thanks to Packers linebacker Nick Perry picking up the ball after he thought the play had ended before having it smacked out of his hand by Cowboys center Travis Frederick. But if the widely-overlooked play had resulted [more]

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