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Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott withdrawing appeal, will serve suspension

Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys

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.

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.