Ezekiel Elliott Granted a Stay of His Suspension, Can Play Sunday

Dallas Cowboys running back is eligible to suit up against the Kansas City Chiefs.

NFL Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs the ball against the Chicago Bears in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
By Cory Gunkel / November 3, 2017 11:52 am

The Ezekiel Elliott saga continues to wind its way through the court system, with the latest twist coming on Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request for administrative stay to the NFL Players Association, effectively placing on hold Elliott’s six-game suspension by league commissioner Roger Goodell.

The Dallas Cowboys running back is now eligible to play on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs while he awaits a ruling from a panel of federal judges that will convene next week. If they strike down his stay, Elliott could start serving his suspension as early as next week.

This is the latest victory for Elliott, who received the six-game ban in August for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He was investigated by the league due to domestic violence allegations by a former girlfriend, and was not charged with a crime stemming from the alleged incidents.

The Cowboys are firmly in the playoff hunt, and could now face off against the AFC West-leading Chiefs with their starting running back on the field. Elliott arrived at the team facilities Friday morning after being absent Wednesday and Thursday, according to ESPN.