One of the more important mantras the Dallas Cowboys have been known to go by here recently is “Finish The Fight”. That particular mantra is arguably more important now than it is ever been after Ezekiel Elliott, Jerry Jones, and the rest of Cowboys Nation learned of the NFL's decision to slap Elliott with a six-game suspension. This fight is just beginning and you can bet Elliott and Jerry Jones are prepared to fight tooth and nail with the NFL and see this thing through to the end.
The NFL in their infinite wisdom decided to hand down a six-game suspension without pay to the 2016 leading rusher, Ezekiel Elliott, for the alleged violation of the league's personal conduct policy. The key word here of course is “alleged”. The NFL claims their decision was justified because of their “general belief” that the victim was telling the truth in all matters pertaining to the domestic violence accusation.
Ezekiel Elliott as you can imagine is completely infuriated by the turn of events and probably feels like he's been slapped in the face by the NFL. This seems to be just another case of the NFL hierarchies trying to flex their muscles and play judge, jury, and executioner. This is especially true considering the fact the Columbus (OH) criminal court dismissed all charges against Elliott back in the summer of 2016.
This fight is far from over, hence the reference to the Dallas Cowboys mantra “Finish The Fight” earlier in the article. Ezekiel Elliott and Jerry Jones are absolutely furious at the turn of events and are prepared to take whatever actions necessary in order to exonerate Elliott from any wrongdoings.
I'm told #Cowboys Zeke Elliott is willing to take this whole suspension appeal through courts if he has to. This could drag out a long time.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) August 11, 2017
The Dallas Cowboys second-year RB of course is not alone in this fight and has the full support of his owner Jerry Jones. In fact, the NFL should expect Jerry Jones to be on the warpath.
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) August 11, 2017
What all this adds up to is a lengthy and probably ugly fight between Ezekiel Elliott/Dallas Cowboys and the NFL. There will be no simple solution and it could come down to a court ruling to finally get everything sorted out.
The only thing that I know for sure, is that we all need to buckle up and prepare ourselves for a long bumpy ride. It's the only thing we can do as Ezekiel Elliott and Jerry Jones prepared to “Finish The Fight”.