Sport Cowboys prepared to play without RB Elliott

20:30  13 august  2017
20:30  13 august  2017 Source:   sportsxchange.com

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 Dallas Cowboys support Ezekiel Elliott but the team is prepared to play without their star running back due to his six-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

An arbitrator denied Elliott 's appeal of a six-game suspension in a domestic violence case Tuesday, but the 2016 NFL rushing champion will play in So the Cowboys move forward knowing they will have the 2016 NFL rushing leader in Week 1, but prepared that Elliott won't be back until Week 9 after that.

The Dallas Cowboys support Ezekiel Elliott but the team is prepared to play without their star running back due to his six-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

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Coach Jason Garrett told reporters following Saturday night's 13-10 preseason loss to the Rams at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles that the Cowboys will be ready for the start of the regular season.

Ezekiel Elliott ‘surprised and disappointed’ by NFL’s decision to suspend him 6 games

  Ezekiel Elliott ‘surprised and disappointed’ by NFL’s decision to suspend him 6 games Elliott added that he plans "to mature and earn the great opportunity I have been given."The investigation began because of domestic violence allegations, and the NFL explained what was found to result in Elliott's suspension in a letter to the running back.

So the Cowboys move forward knowing they will have the 2016 NFL rushing leader in Week 1, but prepared that Elliott won’t be back until Week 9 after Elliott ’s hearing started with the revelation that he would play in Week 1 and ended with his attorney announcing that the appeal had been denied.

The Cowboys have prepared for weeks to play without Ezekiel Elliott . Rod Smith could be the underrated rb in the group. He’s not going break long runs, but he’s shown to be good and could be better than Morris or McFadden at short yardage situations.

"Obviously, Zeke Elliott's a good football player," Garrett said. "But we feel like we've built our team the right way and we feel like we have some veteran experience, guys that have been productive in this league at the running back position in Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden. (We) feel good about Rod Smith, and we're going to focus on the guys that we have available to us. Zeke will be with us practicing as we go forward and he's going to get himself ready to play when the time comes.

"We talked to our team about the situation and the importance of focusing on what we can control. We can't control what the NFL does. It's not my place to comment on whether I think it's justified.

"We prepared our team accordingly by building it the right way and we're going to focus on what we control with our football team. That's players and coaches. We're going to coach as well as we can. We're going to play as well as we can with the guys that we have available to us."

Report: Ezekiel Elliott likely to appeal 6-game suspension Tuesday

  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.

So the Cowboys move forward knowing they will have the 2016 NFL rushing leader in Week 1, but prepared that Elliott won't be back until Week 9 after that. Elliott 's hearing started with the revelation that he would play in Week 1 and ended with his attorney announcing that the appeal had been denied.

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Stephen Jones, the Cowboys' chief operating officer and executive vice president, said Elliott will continue to see carries during the preseason.

"Obviously we know this was something that could happen," Jones said of Elliott's suspension on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "We knew that the investigation was ongoing, and whenever you prepare for a football team you prepare for injury. You prepare for things that are unexpected. And certainly we have done that and are comfortable with who we are on this football team.

"At the end of the day we certainly support Zeke. At the same time we understand the very, very, very serious nature of domestic violence, certainly that people should be held accountable if that takes place."

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) talk on the field before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.© Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) talk on the field before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Elliott's six-game ban to start the regular season is the penalty for first-time offenders of the league's new domestic violence policy. Elliott was notified by the NFL on Friday after the league's 13-month investigation into the allegations that he engaged in physical violence against a former girlfriend in July 2016.

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The star running back will play in the opener at home against the New York Giants on Sunday night essentially because of the timing of arbitrator So the Cowboys move forward knowing they will have the 2016 NFL rushing leader in Week 1, but prepared that Elliott won't be back until Week 9 after that.

The Cowboys had prepared a game plan earlier in the week in case Elliott would not be able to play Sunday. By clicking "OK" without changing your settings you are giving your consent to receive cookies.

Elliott is expected to file his appeal of the NFL's ruling on Tuesday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Elliott has denied the allegations, and Friday night on Twitter said: "I am both surprised and disappointed by the NFL's decision today, and I strongly disagree with the league's findings."

The suspension is scheduled to begin Sept. 2 and Elliott is eligible to return to the Cowboys' roster on Oct. 23, one day after the team's Week 7 road game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Elliott, 22, is accused by former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson of five domestic assault incidents in July 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, and has been under NFL investigation, although the city attorney's office already announced he will not face criminal charges.

Cowboys teammate Jason Witten discussed the situation from a personal perspective.

Witten's family was affected by domestic violence when he was a child and the tight end's foundation serves women and families that have experienced it.

"Look, there's no place for a man to put his hand on a woman, and most of you guys know that it's a situation that's affected my family as a kid, and I put a lot of work and attention and have a platform to step out and speak on stopping domestic violence," Witten told reporters after Saturday night's loss to the Rams. "Having said that, Zeke is continuing to work through it, and he's talked about that. The game and all that stuff, that's not what you deal with. He's our teammate, and we'll continue to work through it with him and have this opportunity to grow from it, and I think that's what his focus is now. ...

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"Quite frankly, it's uncomfortable even having the conversation right now, but you go through it, and (you're) in a position to be a leader, and you continue to show the way and allow guys to grow, and I know that's been a tough year on him. I think that his mindset has been such what he's said, what he's already released, I think that that's a pretty good perspective on what he's trying to do moving forward."

Elliott's father, Stacy, told ESPN's E:60 on Sunday in a statement that he was "surprised and very disappointed with (the) NFL's decision and disagree with the league's findings."

"I am 100 percent confident that Ezekiel's legal team will be able to show the world that he never abused this young lady!" Stacy Elliott said in the statement. "Ezekiel was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys at 20 yrs old. So he isn't perfect. But I am confident he will continue to learn from his life experiences."

The second-year running back is coming off a sensational rookie season in which he rushed for a Cowboys rookie-record 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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