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BREAKING: Ezekiel Elliott Denied Injunction, Suspended Again

Jess Haynie

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Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension A Blessing In Disguise? 2

Despite a lot of optimism from legal analysts, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s request for an emergency injunction against the NFL was denied today by a three-judge panel in the U.S. Second Circuit Court. The stay last week was also terminated, meaning that his six-game suspension is back in effect.

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Elliott now set to miss Falcons, Eagles, Chargers, Redskins, Giants and Raiders. Would be back Christmas Eve. vs Seahawks.

The court did award Elliott an expedited appeal, but in the world of appellate court this isn’t as soon as Cowboys fans would like.

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Ezekiel Elliott’s next appeal before the 2nd circuit is set for Dec. 1st. Source says it’ll be before a “different panel so new shot.

So, at the least, Zeke will miss the next four games. He has a chance to return in Week 14 for the Cowboys rematch with the New York Giants.

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  • Corey

    I apologize right now, but I really don’t care. I have stopped watching any football because of all of the political b.s. that has been drug into it, not to mention that this whole mess with Elliott has basically turned into a war between Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell. Don’t get me wrong, Elliott was the target in this “witch-hunt” that Goodell and his little minions did, and for reasons only Goodell knows he has totally ignored the fact that there is no evidence at all supporting a 6-game suspension. Goodell is determined to make an example of Elliott. Goodell is the biggest idiot who ever walked, and as long as he is commissioner the NFL will suffer.

    • Sheri Martinez

      That’s why Brady winning his case was so important. Now there is precedent and all players will lose. Goodell has way too much power. He can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. And, Jerry Jones was ok when it was the Patriots and told them to take their lumps even though there was no evidence. Now, the shoe is on his foot and it ain’t so funny… or acceptable.

      • Corey

        Exactly right

      • Travis Roberts

        Didn’t Brady destroy evidence and fail to cooperate in the investigation? That is a lot of why people were not as sympathetic. But when the lead NFL investigator finds no evidence to support punishment and you go for 6 games anyway, you have to fight that. And the fact that anyone celebrates his being suspended speaks volumes about the state of humanity.

        • Sheri Martinez

          Brady turned it over to the investigator and he did his thing. When it went for appeal, Goodell wanted it and it was gone. No one should celebrate anyone’s suspension because it is bad for the whole league that Goodell has this power.

        • Russ_Te

          Correctomundo. Brady was 1000% guilty and fought it for appearances sake – so he could still, preposterously, claim he did not deflate the footballs that all evidence says he deflated.

          That’s very similar to what Goodell is doing in the Elliott “case” (read, no case).

          Elliott will sue the NFL in the offseason for lost earnings and damage to his reputation, which also entails million in lost future endorsement deals.

          After he wins, hopefully Goodell will be forced out of his job.

    • Dai Tran

      NFL doesn’t read your post. Your complaining to the wrong post.

      • Corey

        Oh I know I figured I was. The NFL wouldn’t listen any way. I am just venting

  • dallas1966

    As a former Labor Relations Specialists, the players will continue to lose, because of the NFLPA, signing off on Article 46, which gave Commissioner Goodell, the power to be judge and jury, in regards to the personal conduct of the NFL player. The chance the current NFL players have, is hopefully, at the next cba, the union and management agree on modifying the language, to giving players more of a due process procedures incorporated into the language, regarding Article 46. No court, not even the Supreme Court, can override a binding agreement between management and union, even if the process is unfair.
    Expect the owners to get some concessions on the next CBA, in regards to modifying the language in Article 46, maybe a 18 game season?

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WR Brice Butler Makes Waves With Controversial Comments

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Los Angeles Rams @ Dallas Cowboys: By the Numbers

Heading into this 2018 offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have to answer some critical questions about their wide receiver corps.

  • Is Dez Bryant still worthy of being labeled/targeted as a number one receiver?
  • Is Ryan Switzer ready to dethrone Cole Beasley as the team’s starting slot receiver?
  • What in the world do you do with Terrance Williams?
  • And, lastly, do you bring back last year’s WR4 Brice Butler?

Well, it appears that final question answered itself earlier this week.

Free agent wide out Brice Butler took to Fox Sports to voice his opinions on his future with the Cowboys, stating that if he isn’t going to be a starter, he isn’t going to come back at all.

“I think in this league, when you think about the business aspect, you’ve got to follow the money trail… Both of our starters made money. Terrance [Williams] just got paid last year. So there were times where I was like, ‘I’m making plays, aren’t we trying to win games? Why am I not on the field?’ But that’s the only thing that I can really think of.” -Brice Butler

Butler also made waves with a comment on Fox’s Undisputed, claiming that if given the same chances as Dez Bryant, he would have been more productive than Bryant was this season.

I am totally for a player getting the money he feels he deserves, and I wasn’t really “for” the Cowboys bringing back Butler anyway, but he probably sealed his fate In Dallas with his comments. This is the same team that cut Lucky Whitehead last offseason to send a message, and has tried to “clean up” their locker room with the “right kind of guys” lately, so it’d be hard to imagine them re-signing Butler now.

Even though I don’t think it’s that outlandish of a comment for him to make. I mean, why shouldn’t he want an opportunity to start somewhere? Unfortunately for Butler, I doubt that opportunity is in Dallas.

Plus, we all thought Butler should’ve gotten more chances during his time here, dating back to the disastrous season in 2015. And when he did get chances, Butler showed flashes of how valuable he can be.

Still, I think the Cowboys should draft a wide out to be their much-needed Z receiver, and signing Butler would just add to the log jam of pretty mediocre players at the position already.

Could Brice Butler have been more productive than Bryant? I guess we’ll never know. But it’s astounding how this rather average football team cannot help but make the news each and every day.

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Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single

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Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single
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During an offseason filled with concerns for Cowboys Nation, Cole Beasley sure helped fans take their minds off coaching changes, free agency and draft prospects for a moment. Bease took Twitter by storm when he tweeted a link to his first single as a rapper… yes, you read that right.

Cole Beasley: an NFL Wide Receiver by Day, Rapper by Night

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80 Stings – Single by Cole Beasley on Apple Music

Listen to songs from the album 80 Stings – Single, including “80 Stings”. Buy the album for $0.99. Songs start at $0.99. Free with Apple Music subscription.

“ColdNation Records” is the name of the company Beasley created alongside music producer Victor Clark, to release his first single. You can listen to “80 Stings” on iTunes, Spotify and just about every digital store, as the tweet above mentions.

I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know what to expect. But when I turned the volume up and played the song for the first time, I was surprised. It’s awesome.

When Beasley caught that football behind his helmet versus the Giants back in week 1, I thought “man, that’s it. Beasley can’t surprise me anymore.” Well, he proved me wrong.

“80 Stings” isn’t only performed by him, but also written by him.

It turns out Cole Beasley has been writing since he was in college. And if you already listened to the single, you know he’s awesome at composing, and his flow is actually very quick.

The whole song is pretty entertaining, but it does have some verses that stick out more than others. We all know Beasley has been an underdog his entire football career, so it comes as no surprise that he introduces himself as “Mr. Slept On”, for instance.

Throughout the song, the 28-year-old receiver shouts out his wife and his children (and the fact he’s saving money for when they go to college, something we had already seen him proudly mentioning on Twitter.)

Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott both got their own name-drops on Beasley’s “80 Stings”, too.

“But Sunday, Jerry’s boss now,

I’m a dog when Dak get the ball out,

Pull the sauce out…”

– Cole Beasley on his first single, “80 Stings”

The rest of the album, according to “Killa Beasley”, will be released this Spring.

Cole Beasley insisted this is just a passion and that in no way will it affect his football career. So, really… don’t worry about it. Just enjoy this awesome thing he decided to share with his fans.

This time of the season can be sort of stressing for Cowboys Nation. A lot of changes in the coaching staff that may not be the desired ones, a lot of players Dallas needs to bring back, and just the aftermath of a disappointing 9-7 season.

It’s nice to have something like this to talk about, for a few days at least.

From all of Cowboys Nation, congratulations on this achievement, Mr. Slept On!

Tell me what you think about “Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single” in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!

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RG Zack Martin, DT Maliek Collins Undergo Successful Surgeries

Sean Martin

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Zack Martin

With the NFL Draft, free agency, and of course the ongoing playoffs, providing so much for fans everywhere to focus on, it can be easy to forget that recovery is one of the most critical aspects of every team’s offseason. After the grind of a 17-week season, the Cowboys are recovering — both physically and mentally — as they slowly turn their attention towards building their 2018 roster.

Starting RG Zack Martin and DT Maliek Collins are both expected starters at their respective positions next year, and both players are now coming off of offseason surgery.

Zack Martin, whose name will remain in headlines through the spring as the Cowboys look to sign their franchise RG to a long-term deal, underwent successful elbow surgery. This will cause Martin to miss this month’s Pro Bowl, which he was named to for the fourth time in four years.

LT Tyron Smith is also not expected to play in the Pro Bowl.

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In what was an inconsistent season for the Cowboys’ offensive line in performance, health, and cohesiveness, Zack Martin and this minor procedure should be the least of Dallas’ worries. The expectation is, of course, that #70 will be just fine to lead the way for Ezekiel Elliott moving forward, and likely paid considerably more by the time he takes the field again.

For DT Maliek Collins, it was surgery on his left foot that was minor enough to wait until the offseason — although the injury did appear for Collins on the team’s weekly injury reports throughout the season.

With David Irving effectively losing his 2017 season — a four-game suspension followed by a lingering concussion — Collins was asked to play more of the 1T position in his second season with the Cowboys.

Overcoming a broken foot from his rookie training camp to flash real potential as a 3T in 2016, expectations for Maliek Collins had to be tempered once he transitioned to the less “glamorous” 1T spot.

Defensive tackle is not a position the Cowboys have invested in heavily during recent years, so monitoring the health of Collins, while deciding where he best fits Rod Marinelli’s scheme, will be important as we approach the draft.

Like Martin, Collins should also be available for April’s return to work for the Dallas Cowboys.

Tell us what you think about “RG Zack Martin, DT Maliek Collins Undergo Successful Surgeries” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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