Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Files Appeal

Judge Katherine Failla — the same judge who on Monday dissolved Ezekiel Elliott‘s restraining order against the NFL — has denied the Cowboys running back’s request for a stay, which would have allowed him to stay on the field while his case is sorted out, according to Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter link).Ezekiel Elliott (vertical)

The decision was entirely expected, and Failla indicated as such in her ruling: “For the Court to grant the NFLPA’s motion for a stay at this stage would in effect be to reverse its decision of last night,” wrote Failla, per legal analyst Daniel Wallach (Twitter link). Elliot’s motion requested an answer from Failla by 7pm Eastern, and noted he and his team would “have no choice but to seek relief from the Second Circuit,” and that’s exactly what they’ve done.

Elliott’s appeal is already on the second circuit’s docket, tweets Hairopoulos, and he’s requested an “expedited” process, per Wallach (Twitter link). Essentially, Elliott wants his appeal paused for a third time while the case plays out, reports Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (Twitter link).

Still, there’s little to no chance that Elliott will be available in Week 9, meaning the Cowboys will turn to a combination of Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden, and Rod Smith in the backfield. Dallas was reportedly considering running back additions prior to today’s trade deadline.

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7 comments on “Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Files Appeal

  1. CursedRangers

    The NFL has turned into a bigger soap opera than ‘Days of our Lives’ could ever dream of becoming…

    Total joke of a product these days.

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      • CursedRangers

        To make these comments & express my disdain towards how Goodell is destroying the product on the field. He is reacting to news blurbs, running in circles, ignoring issues, and causing the NFL to gradually implode. Yet he is getting paid truckloads of money every year. How he is even in consideration of an extension right now is insane .

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        • brucewayne

          Mark Cuban predicted 2 years ago that the NFL was gonna implode itself

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    • Mikel Grady

      I think stephano has died more and came back than Elliott’s appeals. It will be close though.

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  2. JD396

    I get that the NFL is the worst league in American pro sports and the NFLPA is the worst union in American pro sports, but do we really think there’s enough merit to these cases to keep climbing the judicial ladder?

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    • CursedRangers

      I don’t think so. These matters should be handled by the appropriate law enforcement. Once found guilty the NFL should act accordingly. These cases keep getting bounced around due to the fact that their is one judge in the NFL, and he also happens to be the only juror. Way too much power for one person.

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