Elliott hearing slated for October 2

Ezekiel Elliott suspension NFL won't 'rule out ruling him out' for Monday

There has been no ruling from 5th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the NFL's request for an emergency stay of the preliminary injunction of his six-game suspension.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Friday to hold oral arguments between the NFL and NFL Players Association.

Here's a bit more legalese regarding the issue.

The league is claiming it will suffer irreparable harm if Elliott is allowed to play while the courts decide whether or not to re-instate the suspension.

The date of the hearing assures that the running back can play against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday and against the Los Angeles Rams the following Sunday. Both teams feature defenses that could potentially give Dak Prescott trouble, so having Elliott certainly will be a boon.

Because Elliott filed his lawsuit before National Football League arbitrator Harold Henderson announced his rule on Elliott's appeal, there is a question of whether the Texas court had proper jurisdiction.

Friday's news of an October 2 hearing means Elliott will play in weeks 3 and 4.

The NFL had asked the court to hear its case before September 26.

The case could then move to Southern District court in NY.

The former Ohio State Buckeyes standout, who posted 1,631 yards rushing yards and 15 scores while adding another 363 yards and a touchdown in the passing game, received his usual workload during the Cowboys' Week 1 win over the New York Giants, the NFC East rival which handed Dallas two of its three losses in the regular season ago.

"Yeah, we're really just focused on today", coach Jason Garrett said Friday. "We're going to control what we can control until someone tells us otherwise".



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