It looks like Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may not have to serve his six game suspension. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The drama surrounding Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot continues to add new layers. Today, a Texas court granted Elliot his request for a preliminary injunction. News first broke via twitter by Daniel Wallach.

This injunction prevents the NFL, for now, from enforcing Elliott’s six game suspension. This news comes just days after the suspension was upheld. However, according to Wallach, the NFL is not done in pursuing approval for the suspension.

Wallach also provided a link to the 22-page pdf file containing the preliminary injunction order.

This situation seems like it will not be going away anytime soon. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went through a similar process when defending himself in the Deflategate scandal. Confrontations like these will make negotiations difficult when a new collective bargaining agreement is needed in 2021.

Elliot had been previously cleared to play in the Cowboys season opener against the New York Giants. This was because a verdict on upholding the suspension was not delivered by the deadline. We will be keeping a close eye on this story as we progress through the season.


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