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Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliot suspension restored by federal appeal court

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(FRISCO, Texas) -- A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court's injunction in the case of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. The Court also directed the district court to dismiss the NFL player's union's lawsuit which was filed on Elliott's behalf. Elliott's suspension will begin immediately. The NFL can now impose its 6-game suspension of Elliott.  

The Cowboys are currently on a bye week, so Elliott would miss the games against the San Francisco 49ers, the Washington Redskins, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Falcons, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Chargers. He would be eligible to return in Week 13 against the Redskins.

Following the court's decision, Elliott's attorney said in a statement, “We are currently exploring all of our legal options and will make a decision as to what is the best course of action in the next few days. Until that time we have no further comment on the 5th circuit’s decision.”

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