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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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Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?

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Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?

This will hardly be the last article written about the wide receivers of the Dallas Cowboys entering the 2018 season. However, we can only hope it's the last off-field incident that will factor into the difficult decisions the Cowboys will make on their final depth chart at WR. Yesterday, veteran Wide Receiver Terrance Williams was arrested for public intoxication after leaving the scene of a crash involving his Lamborghini.

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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams released a statement on his recent arrest detailing several facets of the incident: "I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how.

Details concerning the severity of the incidents that led to Williams arrest remain somewhat unclear. His on-field production certainly has not been though, putting himself in an expendable position by failing to catch a touchdown in 2017 and only going for over 100 yards once.

Handling this Terrance Williams situation in whatever the "right way" is will be yet another critical decision the Cowboys make under Head Coach Jason Garrett. A team that has clearly valued continuity under Garrett, there is precedent for the Cowboys keeping a now-troubled player like Williams if the void he'd leave behind is too large.

It is widely believed that this is a Cowboys coaching staff working to keep their jobs in 2018. Losing Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Terrance Williams in one offseason may very well be too much.

Already dealing with a broken foot that expects to keep Terrance Williams out of football activities until training camp though, it is becoming increasingly easier for Williams to become forgotten about in new WR Coach Sanjay Lal's room.

New additions to this unit include FA signings Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson, along with rookies Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson. Joined by the likes of KD Cannon, Lance Lenoir, and Malik Earl, all of these receivers are going to stake their claims for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys before Williams even catches another pass from Dak Prescott.

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Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Once perceived to be fighting for positions below Hurns, Williams, and Cole Beasley as locks on the final 53 man roster, Williams' arrest is the epitome of "next man up" in Dallas. Even if Williams remains with the team in 2018 - as cutting him would only make moral sense for the Cowboys, not financial - his days as a starting receiver may very well be numbered.

As mentioned, this won't be the first look we have at the status of the Cowboys receivers. I'm already on record having high expectations for Michael Gallup, and believe Cedrick Wilson was one of the steals of the draft for the Cowboys in the sixth round. The unproven nature of this pass catching unit (through to TE with rookie Dalton Schultz) is going to make for fascinating training camp battles, competing for spots in an offense that could still be one of the league's best.

Tell us what you think about "Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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BREAKING: Terrance Williams Arrested For Public Intoxication After Car Accident

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Will Terrance Williams be Back with Cowboys in 2018?

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams is in jail after crashing his car, a Lamborghini, into a light pole, per the Star Telegram. The incident occurred approximately at 3:00 AM, according to the reports and Williams, who fled the scene was arrested two hours later. He was arrested for public intoxication and was also charged for leaving the scene.

According to Clarence Hill, Williams was still in jail as of 11:30 AM.

Kate Hairopoulus, from SportsDay, reported that according to Frisco Police, the Lamborghini was found without a driver. After determining that the car belonged to the Cowboys' wide receiver, they proceded to arrest Williams near his residence, where he was riding an electric bicycle.

This certainly explains why T-Will wasn't arrested for DUI instead of public intoxication. Hairopoulus also reported that Williams has been released on a $369 bond.

Without much more details, Terrance Williams' future with the Cowboys doesn't look very promising as of right now. After hauling a lot of receivers during the offseason, the WR room in Dallas will feature a lot of competition.

Williams, who's recovering from a fractured foot and missing the offseason programs, has something to prove. Certainly, an accident like this doesn't help much his cause.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with more details about Terrance Williams' arrest.

Last updated at 2:20 PM CDT.

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WATCH: LB Jaylon Smith Moving Without Brace

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When the Dallas Cowboys shocked the world and selected linebacker Jaylon Smith early in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, most could not picture a day where he would be going through drills without a brace on his injured knee.

Well, as has been previously reported, that day is now.

New footage has emerged of Jaylon Smith moving laterally without the brace, posted to Youtube by "Cowboys Fan Club." And to say he looks smooth doing so would be an understatement.

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The 50 second video clip above shows Jaylon Smith looking rather explosive laterally, something we feared he may never be able to do again. When at his best Smith was able to utilize his athleticism and range, and if he can get those attributes all the way back the Cowboys linebacker group will be in very good shape.

Combining him with the athletic Leighton Vander Esch and consistent Sean Lee would be a solid trio of linebackers in 2018. Of course, there is a lot of time between now and the opening game against the Carolina Panthers, however, but it's okay to be excited about his progress.

Let's hope Jaylon Smith continues to progress as the offseason moves along and we inch closer to the 2018 season.

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