Cowboys fans got some bad news last night when a federal judge denied the NFL Players Association’s request for a preliminary injunction in the Ezekiel Elliott case. That means Elliott’s six game suspension is back on.
NFL.com (@nfl) reports, U.S District Judge Katherine P. Failla’s ruling bars Elliott from playing once the 24-hour stay on her decision expires today. Failla issued the stay in order to give Elliott’s legal team time to consider their appeal options. Unless his lawyers manage to get the suspension lifted again, Elliott will miss the next six games. In those six games the Cowboys have games against: Kansas City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, L.A. Chargers, Washington, and New York Giants.
I can easily see the Cowboys going 3-3 in that tough stretch. Three losses in that six-game stretch might be enough to take the Cowboys out of the hunt for the NFC East crown. Especially if the Eagles continue to play the way they’ve been playing as of late.