Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot is bracing for a short suspension from the NFL according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Elliot has had a few off the field stories pop up since entering the league, and it looks like one of them could keep him sidelined for a game or two this season. Losing Elliot will be a big loss for the Dallas Cowboys, and fantasy owners everywhere, even if it is for only two games.
Elliot was the 4th overall pick last year, and earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. Elliot ran for 83 and 97 yards against the Redskins last season, but ended the season with 1631 yards on the ground. The Cowboys play the Redskins Week 8(October 29) and Week 13(November 30)
This is the question that everybody has been waiting over a year to have answered — whether or not Zeke Elliott will wind up facing discipline. I think that there is a growing sense that he could face some sort of short suspension here in the coming weeks at some point once the NFL wraps up it’s investigation. It is not over yet. But it is definitely far along into the process. Zeke Elliott still has to respond to the NFL’s recent findings. The NFL has given him some report. And at some point here in the coming weeks, Zeke Elliott will respond to the NFL’s report that is sent to him. But I think that Zeke Elliott is bracing for a short suspension here in the coming weeks.
We’ll see how that impacts the season. Keep in mind that the Dallas Cowboys open with the New York Giants and then the Denver Broncos. There’s a chance he could miss at least one, maybe both of those games. But again, the NFL has not made any final determinations. It’s still going through it’s investigation. And until that investigation is wrapped up, we don’t know how it’ll work out. But again, I think there’s a growing sense that Zeke Elliott is going to face some sort of discipline, and it very well could include a short suspension.