FRISCO, Texas – The legal developments continued in the Ezekiel Elliott case Friday, as reports surfaced that the NFL has filed an emergency motion for a stay of the injunction that is currently blocking the All-Pro running back's six-game suspension.
According to NFL.com and multiple reports, the league has asked for a ruling by Sept. 26.
The league filed the motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, though Judge Amos Mazzant – who granted the injunction last Friday in a Texas district court – has not yet ruled on the league's appeal for a stay.
Elliott and the Cowboys are preparing for Sunday's road game at Denver. As long as the injunction is still in place, Elliott remains eligible to practice and play in games.
On Aug. 11, the NFL suspended Elliott six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, and independent arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld the suspension. The NFL Players Association then filed for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order on behalf of Elliott.
Both were granted, and Elliott rushed for 104 yards in the Cowboys' season-opening win over the New York Giants last Sunday night.