That means the NFL’s mandated six-game suspension is reinstated. Which means we should all plan on Elliott starting on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Oh, almost forgot, Jerry Jones’ transition into a present-day Al Davis is complete with the word that the Hall of Famer is suing the league to which he professes his constant love and affection, the NFL.
“My dear husband, I love and respect you. Here’s a summons. See you in court.”
One day, the 2017 Dallas Cowboys season will make a fascinating ESPN “30 for 30” documentary. In fairness, no less than 10 such documentaries could be made about Jerry-era Cowboys’ seasons.
However this season ultimately finishes, the biggest winners will not be the Cowboys players or their fans, but rather their lawyers and accountants counting the billable hours.
At this point, Zeke may as well take his case to the Supreme Court. That’s an actual option.
Watching Clarence Thomas not talk and Ruth Bader Ginsburg hang on in hopes of a Democratic president so she can retire guilt-free might be entertaining as they debate the case of Zeke and the NFL Players Association v. the NFL.
Per yet the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Zeke has been put in the NFL’s timeout bin, which could cost commissioner Roger Goodell his job.
All three judges sided with the NFL. This does not mean the judges are New York Giants fans.
The court did not say Zeke is guilty of domestic violence. It ruled that an appeal hearing should be expedited but it terminated last week’s administrative stay of the suspension, which had allowed Elliott to play against Kansas City.
Unless another injunction and temporary restraining order against the NFL falls from legal heaven — which, given how this case has played out, we should not rule out — Zeke is gone for at least the next four games.
Falcons, Eagles, Redskins and Chargers, oh my.
His appeal is scheduled for Dec. 1.
If the Cowboys finish 2-2 without their best offensive player, call it a major win.
With Zeke, the Cowboys were 2.5-point underdogs on Sunday against Atlanta. That’s not going to improve.
Because the Cowboys, and Jerry, so defiantly believed their guy got the shaft from Goodell from the outset, they dug in to fight. The decision to fight rather than to sit immediately may cost them the playoffs.