Having sat out last week’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is now fully prepared to serve the remainder of his six-game suspension.
After a long and drawn-out court battle with the NFL, it was announced on Wednesday that Elliott has decided to withdraw his appeal and will serve the remaining five games of the ban.
This information comes via Elliott’s agents, Rocky Arceneaux and Frank Salzano, as reported by NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Big news: #Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is withdrawing his appeal, his agents Rocky Arceneaux and Frank Salzano tell me. Elliott will serve his full 6-game suspension. The statement: pic.twitter.com/BV3jPyX4ap
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2017
Outside of receiving another temporary restraining order (TRO) or taking this to the United States Supreme Court, Elliott was pretty much out of options. He now can’t return to the Cowboys until their Week 16 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Elliott has put up 993 total yards and nine touchdowns in eight games this season. With him sidelined, the 5-4 Cowboys will continue to rely on Alfred Morris as the lead ball carrier until Elliott returns.