Ezekiel Elliott's Preliminary Injunction Denied, Suspension Back in Place

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The Cowboys will certainly be looking for ways to work around losing Ezkiel Elliott's on-field talents, after the star running back's suspension for six games was reinstated after a three-judge panel in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied his injunction request on Thursday. The U.S Second Circuit Court of Appeals granted Elliott a stay that allowed him to suit up for Sunday's win over the Chiefs but three judges made the decision Thursday to block his request for an injunction. They also rejected arguments from Elliott's lawyers that the NFL engaged in fundamentally unfair conduct when it did not ask Tiffany Thompson, Elliott's ex-girlfriend, or NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to testify at Elliott's league appeal hearing. He's eligible to return in Week 16 versus the Seattle Seahawks.

Elliott's legal team has been tenacious in their attempt to fight a six-game suspension.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Elliott for six games on August 11 after a 13-month investigation concluded he was in violation of the league's personal-conduct policy for an incident in the summer of 2016.

Ezekiel Elliott is officially out this week when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

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Ezekiell Elliott suspension is back on.

As a result, the Cowboys' starting running back is once again in line to serve his six-game suspension, none of which has been served so far.

Elliott, a Pro Bowler as a rookie last season, ranks second in the National Football League with 783 rushing yards.

Elliott's base salary for the 2017 season is $1,584,379.