FRISCO, Texas — Unlike final week the Dallas Cowboys may have operating again Ezekiel Elliott at observe on Wednesday and Thursday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals listening to Elliott’s enchantment, however his standing for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons isn’t sure.
If the three-judge panel rejects the request for a preliminary injunction with an announcement Thursday night time or Friday, then Elliott’s six-game suspension would start. Elliott’s attorneys and the NFL Players Association may ask for additional litigation if the choice doesn’t go of their favor.
“We anticipate him being here (Tuesday) and practicing through the week until there is some decision made,” coach Jason Garrett stated.
“But again, we’re going to focus on what we can control in that situation. Zeke has done a really good job of that. Until someone tells us otherwise, we’ll proceed accordingly.”
Elliott didn’t acquire eligibility to play in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs till final Friday. He practiced simply at some point and completed with 93 yards on 27 carries with a landing within the 28-17 victory.
The Cowboys are unsure concerning the standing of Tyron Smith for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Falcons. The left sort out has been coping with a groin damage that sidelined him for a part of Dallas’ win over Kansas City.
The unsure standing units up a wierd dynamic through the observe week with Elliott and his potential replacements, Alfred Morris, Rod Smith and Darren McFadden. The trio of backs took the work final week in observe earlier than Elliott rejoined the group.
“I think the biggest thing we try to do with everybody is we give everybody reps over the course of the week to get them prepared to play in the game,” Garrett stated.
“I don’t want to break down the rep numbers per offensive set for you, but suffice it to say, the backup running backs get work throughout the week in a given week. We don’t anticipate that changing and we’ll just play the situation out day by day.”