The saga continues between Ezekiel Elliott and the National Football League. With the NFL ultimately winning the battle in Texas last week, Elliott and the NFL Players Association filed for a new injunction in New York. Their request was granted today, meaning Elliott's suspension is once again blocked and he can continue playing for the Dallas Cowboys.
BREAKING: Ezekiel Elliott wins another temporary restraining order–this time from a NY federal judge. He should be good to go on Sunday.
— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) October 17, 2017
NY judge GRANTS NFL player union request to temporarily block Zeke Elliott's suspension for domestic violence. pic.twitter.com/Ymhgbw7V6E
— Pete Brush (@PeteBrush) October 17, 2017
Basically, we're back where we were at the start of the season. The injunction keeps Elliott playing football while his and the union's lawsuit against the NFL continues in New York. How long it takes that process to play out, what future games could be threatened depending on the next court decision, is almost impossible to predict at this point.
These proceedings may very well continue on into 2018 and allow Elliott to keeping playing through this season. As we saw with Tom Brady last year, the actual serving of the suspension may not occur until next year. Whether that's better or worse for the Cowboys is up for debate.
Of course, the NFL still has moves to make to appeal this decision as they did in Texas. How long will Zeke's protection last? Nobody can really say.
For now, we now know that Ezekiel Elliott will indeed head with the team to San Francisco to face the 49ers. Last season, Zeke ran for 138 yards and a touchdown against the 49ers. Dallas needs him to have another big game as they look to improve their record to 3-3 after a poor start to the season.