Ezekiel Elliott's fate will be decided by end of day: judge


Crotty granted the request for a temporary restraining order pending a hearing before the presiding judge, Katherine Polk Fialla.

Fantasy Impact As a result of the favorable ruling, Elliott will be eligible to play in Sunday's encounter against the 49ers.

The restraining order once again puts Elliott's six-game suspension on hold. The Cowboys returned to work Tuesday after their bye week and will have their first full practice Wednesday.

Elliott was suspended following a year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations by his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson, arguing that the arbitration process was not fair to him. Police dropped criminal charges after it was determined there wasn't enough evidence, but Elliott was still liable to be punished by the NFL. The NFL placed him on the suspended list Friday, a day after the ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

According to Amy Dash of WFAN, the National Football League will respect the court's decision and allow Elliott to play even though the deadline has passed.

Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas has no choice now but to throw out the Elliott ruling that was ordered by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last Thursday before Elliott's lawyers asked for the mandate to be recalled and requested for re-hearing before the full appellate court.

The running back wouldn't be eligible to play again until the Cowboys game against the Redskins on November 30. After Henderson rejected Elliott's appeal, the league filed a lawsuit with the Southern District of NY, asking it to confirm Henderson's ruling.

Just because Elliott was granted the TRO that doesn't mean the suspension is over.