The Dallas Cowboys now know they’ll be without their star running back until December. In a statement through his agents, Ezekiel Elliott said that he is dropping the appeal of his six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Ian Rapoport published that statement via Twitter on Wednesday and is posted below:
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
Elliott has already served one of his six game suspension after not playing in Atlanta on Sunday. He will be eligible to play again on Dec. 24 when the Cowboys host Seattle. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter also gave another reason as to why the second-year running back is dropping his appeal.
Ezekiel Elliott withdrew his appeal because, legally speaking, the case was unlikely to be resolved before the six games were served. So now he will take them and return Dec. 24.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2017
It was reported by ESPN earlier this week that Elliott had left the United States in order to train during his time away from the team. Stephen Jones confirmed the move on Monday.
With Elliott’s absence, the Cowboys will now look to get more production out of Alfred Morris and Rod Smith. Dallas hosts the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
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