Ezekiel Elliott's lawyers trying to settle with NFL

Jonathan Hernandez
November 7, 2017

Quinn told reporters on Monday that he will prepare for the Cowboys to have their No. 1 running back come Sunday.

A federal appeals court has set a Thursday hearing as attorneys for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott seek a longer-lasting injunction to stop his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.

A three-judge panel will hear the case and could rule from the bench, have a decision by Friday or take a few days.

The NFL Players Association argued recently in its appeal that Elliott will sustain irreparable harm without an injunction, saying that "courts have consistently concluded that professional athletes suffer irreparable harm when threatened with a potentially wrongful suspension".

Elliott has repeatedly denied that he assaulted his then-girlfriend, although his comments from the team's training facility in Frisco, Tex., were among his most forceful on the subject.

"We note that the issuance of an administrative stay does not constitute a resolution on the merits", Susan L. Carney, a judge on the 2nd Circuit, wrote in Friday's filing.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued an emergency stay of the NFL's punishment, the third legal reprieve for Elliott.

Elliott missed two days of practice last week after Failla's decision on Monday reinstated suspension that was initially announced August 11.

He rushed for 150 yards in a 33-19 victory against the Washington Redskins Oct. 29 only to have Failla rejection his request for an injunction Oct. 30. "We don't anticipate that changing and we'll just play the situation out day by day".

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