Elliott received an administrative stay from the NY federal court last Friday, reinstating his eligibility for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Elliott finished with 27 carries for 93 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. That's not who I am. This is something I'm going to have to live with beyond football. I really didn't know I was playing this weekend. "Saturday, I was just trying to catch up to the team and catch up for what I lost".
With oral arguments taking place on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET, a ruling should be made prior to the Cowboys' Week 10 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Without the injunction or further litigation, Elliott would be out until Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks on December 24. The NFL appealed to a federal appeals court in New Orleans, which overturned the injunction and ruled that the district court in Texas didn't have jurisdiction in the case because the union filed its lawsuit before NFL-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson decided Elliott's appeal.
Federal courts have intervened three times on behalf of the NFLPA and Elliott, and the National Football League has been barred all season from enforcing its six-game suspension of Elliott under the personal conduct policy.
The 22-year-old Elliott was originally hit with the six-game ban back in August for domestic abuse allegations from the previous summer. Elliott was not charged by prosecutors for an alleged assault reported to police in Columbus, Ohio, in July 2016.