The suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is back on ice.
A New York federal judge granted a temporary restraining order against his six game suspension for domestic violence, according to multiple reports.
He is now eligible to play immediately.
BREAKING: Ezekiel Elliott wins another temporary restraining order–this time from a NY federal judge. He should be good to go on Sunday.
— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) October 17, 2017
Ezekiel Elliott wins. He gets his temporary restraining order from federal judge in NY and will play Sunday.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 17, 2017
SDNY Judge Paul Crotty grants Ezekiel Elliott a temporary restraining order, meaning his suspension is again on hold. He’ll play Sun. in SF. pic.twitter.com/zDpFkpwycU
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) October 17, 2017
This is big news for the Cowboys. Elliott’s suspension had already been blocked once, and then reinstated once again last week.
Dallas likely can’t win enough games to make the playoffs without the former Ohio State Buckeyes star in the backfield. At this point, it’s not a question about whether or not he’ll serve the suspension at some point. He almost certainly will, just like Brady ultimately did when he took his suspension to the courts.
The Cowboys at this point are trying to drag this out long enough to make sure he gets them to the postseason.