Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott will be suited up and on the field in the team’s season-opener against the division rival New York Giants on Sunday night.
Despite facing a six-game suspension from the NFL, a judge granted Elliott his temporary restraining order.
The temporary restraining order bars the National Footall League from imposing its suspension for the duration of the lawsuit. It is likely that Elliott will now be eligible to play all season as a result of the ruling.
Breaking: A judge granted a request for a temporary restraining order to prevent the implementation of the suspension for Ezekiel Elliott. pic.twitter.com/WfneISNl1c
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 8, 2017
While this is positive news for the Cowboys and Elliott, the running back’s battle with the league is likely far from over.
The NFL will now have to file its own appeal in order to have the judge’s verdict and Elliott’s temporary restrianing order overturned. That could mean the lawsuit will last the duration of the offseason, allowing Elliott to continue playing throughout his sophomore campaign.
We’ll have to see how this all plays out.
Elliott and the Cowboys take the field on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
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