FRISCO, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott's chances of getting back onto the field suffered another setback on Tuesday afternoon.
Elliott's legal team filed an emergency motion Tuesday for an injunction pending appeal of Judge Katherine Failla's Monday decision to deny him a preliminary injunction of his six-game suspension from the NFL. Elliott and the NFL Players Association requested a decision on this latest motion by 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Failla didn't even need that much time, however, as she rejected the motion later on Tuesday afternoon, noting that granting the injunction would essentially go against the ruling she made on Monday night.
Following that decision, the NFLPA announced it will appeal the decision to the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The hope is that the federal court will review the appeal on an expedited basis – although Elliott has already been denied this emergency stay.
Essentially what that means is that Elliott will be suspended for the time being. It's possible, although unlikely, the Second Circuit will overturn the decision, allowing him to return to the field. While he waits for that ruling, though, the Cowboys' Pro Bowl running back will remain on the sideline.