Elliott to serve six-game suspension after withdrawing appeal

Elliott, who served the first game of his suspension in the Cowboys' 27-7 loss at the Atlanta Falcons, will miss the next five games, including Sunday night's matchup against the Eagles in Arlington, Texas.

The NFL originally handed down Elliott's six-game suspension August 11 after an investigation into accusations of domestic violence against him in Ohio.

Elliott denied the allegations under oath during his National Football League appeal.

To make sure the final two games of the season matter, the coaches have to find a way to better adjust to life without Elliott. The hearing was a last-ditch effort to fend off the full six-game suspension.

That court granted Elliott an injunction, denied the NFL's request for a stay and the case moved to the 5th Circuit court in New Orleans.

With his appeal over, Elliott will continue to sit out through the Cowboys' Dec. 17 game in Oakland, California against the Raiders before being eligible to return the following week when the Cowboys take on the Seahawks in Arlington on Christmas Eve. This decision is in no way an admission of any wrongdoing, and Mr. Elliott is pleased that the legal fight mounted by him and his team resulted in the disclosure of many hidden truths regarding this matter, as well public exposure of the NFL's mismanagement of its disciplinary process.

Elliott is expected to release his own statement in the coming weeks.

'Even this judge said it shows that very reasonably people could possibly come down on both sides of this, ' Jones continued.

'With the knowledge that I have, the circumstances aren't treating him fair'.

The NFLPA's lawsuit, which was filed on the same day Elliott's appeal before a league-appointed arbitrator ended, doesn't try to undermine the factual conclusions from the NFL's investigation - it challenges the process the league undertook to suspend Elliott, Feldman said.

Elliott's absence will mean that Dallas will have to fully depend on Alfred Morris, Rod Smith, and Darren McFadden to fill his massive void in the offense. They are not going to believe you'.

Dallas is 5-4 and now not in position to make the playoffs.

  • Stacy Allen