Sport What Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension means for Giants in NFC East

18:25  12 august  2017
18:25  12 august  2017 Source:   New York Daily News

Report: Ezekiel Elliott decision could come next week

  Report: Ezekiel Elliott decision could come next week The Dallas Cowboys — and many others — are waiting to hear from the NFL about the status of Ezekiel Elliott. Talk has persisted all season about whether or not Elliott will be punished for being involved in domestic violence allegations last year. But so far, there has been no word from the league.During NBC’s telecast of the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, NBC’s Michele Tafoya reported that a decision about Elliott’s punishment could come as early as next week.Additionally, NBC mentioned that there has been talk that Elliott could be suspended for two games if he is punished by the league.

The Giants don't need to worry about stopping Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott in Week 1. But for now, Elliott is suspended . It's a major blow for the Cowboys, the reigning NFC East champions. Elliott ' s suspension is the culmination of a league investigation that took well over a year and

NFC East . Cowboys. Giants . The decision on Ezekiel Elliott might be coming over the next couple days. With the looming suspension still hanging over the Cowboys’ head, the team continues to do business as usual.

No Ezekiel Elliott for six weeks would give the Giants an advantage in their battle for the NFC East.

If Elliott’s suspension is upheld on appeal, or his legal team can’t complete a Hail Mary, the Cowboys’ running back will miss the Giants’ Week 1 Sunday night game at Dallas on Sept. 10.

But interestingly enough, star Giant defenders Landon Collins and Olivier Vernon both expressed empathy for Elliott more than pleasure in his plight after Friday night’s 20-12 preseason loss to the Steelers. In other words, they weren’t rooting for Elliott to be sidelined; they’d rather face him on the field.

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Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports. Ezekiel Elliott could be facing a one- or two-game suspension from the NFL stemming from an investigation into a 2016 If that comes to pass that would be huge news for the New York Giants , who face the defending NFC East champs Week 1 in Arlington, Tx.

When asked which Cowboys player induces the most fear in opposing teams between Prescott and Elliott , one NFC East insider believed the answer was an easy one. by Carl Daley. Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Faces 'Short' Suspension in Domestic Violence Probe.

Vernon was especially direct in his support of a fellow player.

“I mean, hopefully he’s not suspended, man, so he can play,” Vernon said of the Giants’ Week 1 visit to Dallas. “I don’t know if he did anything wrong, I don’t believe he did. If he said he didn’t do anything wrong, he should be able to play. But we’ll see. That’s not my call.”

Collins, meanwhile, told the News he and Elliott have a friendship built on mutual respect. He saw Elliott a couple of times in Miami this offseason and said he “always tell(s) him to keep his head up and be strong.”

“I hope he appeals and gets three, or two,” Collins said. “I definitely want to see him shine. Six games is definitely a lot. It’s a lot to bounce back from. And he’s a great player.”

That said, Collins acknowledged what the Cowboys would be losing without Elliott available, even with Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris as his backups.

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The last time McFadden faced the Giants , he rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown in a Week 7 loss back in 2015. NFC East reporter: Ezekiel Elliott gives defensive coordinators nightmares. Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly Faces 'Short' Suspension in Domestic Violence Probe.

“(Elliott) is one of their key difference-makers, and if they lost him for the first game it’s gonna be real difficult to start a run,” Collins said. “With McFadden, it depends on how he fills in that day and how he’s running, if that line gets him holes. But Zeke was a big factor with how they established their game last year.”

The run-heavy Cowboys wouldn’t just be short-handed against the Giants, either. They would miss him also in visits to Denver, Arizona and San Francisco, and home games against the L.A. Rams and Green Bay Packers. Plus, the Cowboys wouldn’t play the Philadelphia Eagles or Washington without Elliott, so the Giants would be the NFC East challenger with the most to gain.

It’s not like the Giants need Elliott to sit to beat the ’Boys: Big Blue swept Dallas in two meetings by a combined four points last season with Elliott healthy for both games. But the Cowboys won the NFC East anyway behind rookie sensations Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott, thanks primarily to the best offensive line in the league and Elliott’s league-leading 1,631 rushing yards.

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  NFL won't suspend Ezekiel Elliott over bar fight The NFL has suspended Ezekiel Elliott for the first six weeks of the season, stemming from multiple alleged domestic violence incidents. Elliott has voiced his displeasure with the ruling and is reportedly willing to fight it through the courts.Fortunately for Elliott, the NFL has ruled in his favor in relation to a more recent incident. “The good news (if there is any) for Elliott is that the league has closed the investigation arising from reports that Elliott had allegedly broken the nose of a DJ at a Dallas nightclub on the evening of July 16,” Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wrote.

One report says that the looming Ezekiel Elliott suspension is "definite." This would obviously have a big impact on the Cowboys in their quest to repeat as NFC East champs as they have a tough schedule to open the season including the Packers, Giants , Cardinals, and Broncos among their first

The New York Giants begin 2017 by facing the rival Dallas Cowboys, but key rookies would be able to breathe easy should Ezekiel Elliott be suspended . A suspension would be huge blow to the Cowboys, but an even larger sigh of relief to the rest of the NFC East .

The question is whether Elliott will serve his suspension to start the regular season. The Patriots’ Tom Brady was initially suspended for allegedly deflating footballs prior to the 2015 season, for example, but his case dragged through the courts until finally he served a four-game suspension to start 2016.

Elliott is short on time to delay a suspension if his pending appeal of the suspension, which his attorneys already announced, is denied. The NFL on Friday announced his sanctions with less than a month remaining before the Cowboys’ season-opener, and the chances that Elliott’s full case could be prepared and heard in time to then have a judge rule in his favor are not great.

Here’s how it works: The NFL is required to schedule a hearing to review Elliott’s appeal within 10 days.

Elliott’s legal team clearly believes it can win an appeal, based on a statement in response on Friday that said “the NFL’s findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it ‘cherry picks’ so called evidence to support its conclusion while ignoring critical evidence.” Either commissioner Roger Goodell or a designee of Goodell’s choosing would hear the appeal.

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  Report: Ezekiel Elliott likely to appeal 6-game suspension Tuesday Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is likely to appeal his six-game suspension Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.Elliott was suspended Friday for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a 13-month investigation into whether the 22-year-old committed domestic violence. Elliott hasn't been charged with a crime, but the league deemed the evidence "substantial and persuasive.

Taking Elliott and Smith means a defense devoid of its top two outside rushers the first four games of In this view, the Cowboys are not tops in the NFC East (Washington 13, Giants 15, Eagles 25). Bookmakers react to potential Ezekiel Elliott suspension , update Cowboys odds for season opener.

Pittsburgh. Tennessee. NFC Teams. “ Ezekiel Elliott at this point in time is bracing for a short suspension ,” Schefter said. I mean they let the Giants kicker off with less of a suspension when they knew he had been accurately accused 20 plus times.

Elliott released his own statement late Friday, saying: “I am both surprised and disappointed by the NFL’s decision today, and I strongly disagree with the League’s findings. I recognize the distraction and disruption that all of this has caused my family, friends, teammates, the Dallas Cowboys organization as well as my fans — for that I am sincerely sorry. I admit that I am far from perfect, but I plan to continue to work very hard, on and off the field, to mature and earn the great opportunity that I have been given.”

Even if Elliott wins an appeal, the odds would be against Elliott reducing his suspension from six games to zero in order to dress against the Giants in Week 1. On the other hand, if Elliott loses his appeal, that might present the potential for him to delay the suspension.

At that point, Elliott’s attorneys could seek a “preliminary injunction” in the event they can prove to a judge that Elliott was either deprived of access to information, or the procedure was unfair, or there was bias in the NFL’s ruling.

If a judge were to grant an injunction, then that could delay the suspension as Elliott’s case is either heard during the season or deferred. But again, in order to play against the Giants in Week 1, Elliott would have to accomplish all of this in less than a month.

Former Cowboys star Terrell Owens has some words of advice for Ezekiel Elliott

  Former Cowboys star Terrell Owens has some words of advice for Ezekiel Elliott Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens chimed in on the domestic violence situation that has impacted current Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. For Owens, who was a malcontent and seen as immature during his playing days, his words of advise makes perfect sense. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Owens opened up about Elliott’s suspension and what the young running back needs to do moving forward.“They should know better at this point, you know. Especially, this should be a learning lesson for him (Elliott). But it’s unfortunate what has transpired,” Owens said, via TMZ Sports.

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And that’s why it’s hard for the Giants to come out of this anything but winners, with an edge on their primary rival, in the race for Big Blue’s first NFC East title since 2011 and the franchise’s fifth Lombardi Trophy.

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Jerry Jones explains silence on Elliott, says team is 'in support of Zeke' .
In his first media availability since Ezekiel Elliott was suspended, Jerry Jones chose not to comment on the situation. The Dallas Cowboys owner will remain relatively quiet until a final decision on the suspension is made. "I don't have anything to say about anything with the commissioner or with anything to do with Zeke at this particular time," Jones said Saturday after the Cowboys' preseason win, according to Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News.Elliott reportedly has an appeal hearing set for Aug.

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