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BREAKING: Ezekiel Elliott Denied Injunction, Suspended Again

Jess Haynie



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.

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

  • 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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5 Dallas Cowboys Make 2019 Pro Bowl Roster

Jess Haynie



Byron Jones

The Dallas Cowboys will be well represented in the 2019 Pro Bowl. Last night, five players were named to the NFC roster: RB Ezekiel Elliott, OT Tyron Smith, G Zack Martin, DE DeMarcus Lawrence, and CB Byron Jones.

Dallas tied the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints for the most players to the NFC team. However, the Los Angeles Chargers led all teams with seven players making the AFC squad. The Chiefs and Steelers had six players each.

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Congratulations to #DallasCowboys @Byron31Jump, Tyron Smith, @TankLawrence, @thegob70 and @EzekielElliott who are #ProBowl Bound!

Byron Jones is the only first-time Pro Bowler among the Cowboys. He's been one of the best cornerbacks in football this year, switching back to the position after a few years playing safety.

This will be the second-straight Pro Bowl for DeMarcus Lawrence, who remains among the league's most feared pass rushers. It's also the second trip for Ezekiel Elliott, who went as a rookie but missed last year's game with his suspension issues.

Pro Bowl fixtures Tyron Smith and Zack Martin return for the sixth and fifth-straight years, respectively. For Martin, it preserves his streak of making the team every year since he came into the NFL.

Even with these five players being named, you could argue that Dallas deserved a couple more. Rookie LB Leighton Vander Esch has been one of the top defensive players in the league this year. And WR Amari Cooper, once he got to Dallas, has been as productive as any receiver in football.

That aside, congratulations to Zeke, Tyron, Zack, Tank, and Byron for making this year's team!

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Maliek Collins Playing Excellent for Cowboys Defense

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Maliek Collins

For the Dallas Cowboys on the interior, a lot of the news consistently surround the availability of Defensive Tackle David Irving, but Maliek Collins is playing excellent right now. While I'm willing to be very patient with Irving because of the elite talent he brings, Maliek Collins should continue to start for the Dallas Cowboys at 3-technique defensive tackle.

Collins has been a player that the Cowboys have bounced between the nose tackle and the 3T position with the hopes of getting their best players on the field, and because of the lack of a consistent presence at the 1-technique or nose tackle position. Well, with Antwaun Woods taking control at the 1T, Collins has been able to play at the position where he's at his best. The 3-tech.

He hasn't put huge numbers in the sack column this season, but that doesn't mean he's been absent from being the disruptive player he's been through his first two and a half seasons.

During the Dallas Cowboys five game winning streak, Maliek Collins has led the Dallas Cowboys defensive tackles in total pressures with 13, according to Pro Football Focus. PFF combines sacks, quarterback hits, and hurries into their "pressures." Collins hasn't recorded a sack during the winning streak, but he has four quarterback hits and nine hurries. He's tied with Tyrone Crawford for third in total pressures behind DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory over the last five weeks.

Over the last five weeks, Collins leads the defensive tackles in solo tackles with five and is tied with Crawford and Antwaun Woods with three run stops on defense, according to Pro Football Focus. Collins has also has two tackles for loss in the last five games and recovered Tyrone Crawford's force fumble on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Collins had six sacks in his rookie season when he played primarily as the 3T, which allowed him to see more one-on-one blocks against opposing interior offensive linemen. Especially with the way the rest of the defensive line is playing.

With the Cowboys on the road to face the Indianapolis Colts this week, Collins is going to have a tough matchup with a very good Colts offensive line, in particular, rookie Quentin Nelson. Collins ability to get pressure on Andrew Luck on the interior is a huge key for the Dallas Cowboys this week. We know that Gregory and Lawrence will get their pressures, but if Andrew Luck is able to step up into a clean pocket, it will make for a much more challenging game for the Cowboys secondary.

Collins has proved to be up to any task over the last five weeks and if he's able to keep playing at such a high level, he'll make the Cowboys coaching staff, and the rest of Cowboys Nation forget about using other defensive tackles. For the Cowboys to make a deep push in the playoffs, they'll need Collins to be a big time player for them moving forward.

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Amari Cooper Wins 2nd NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award of 2018

Jess Haynie



Amari Cooper

For the second time in just three weeks, Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Cooper scored three touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime, to lead the Cowboys to victory last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has 10 catches for 217 yards, which led all NFL receivers last week.

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After his record-setting performance during week 14, @AmariCooper9 is the FIRST #DallasCowboys to win NFC Player of the Week twice in a season! → #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote

As the official website stated, Cooper is the first Cowboy to win the award twice in the same year. He's also the first Cowboy to be named Offensive Player of the Week since Ezekiel Elliott in 2016.

Before this year, Elliott was the only Dallas player to win the Offensive award in three seasons. Cooper has now done it twice in three weeks.

Since being traded to the Cowboys, Amari Cooper has amassed 40 catches for 642 yards and six touchdowns.

His wasted time in Oakland may keep Cooper out of the Pro Bowl this year, but he's already become a fan favorite in Cowboys Nation. Congratulations to Amari for another well-deserved award!

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