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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:

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.

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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