It’s business as usual for Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys.
Elliott was granted a restraining order on his six-game suspension on Tuesday night. As a result, the Cowboys running back was back at practice on Wednesday.
“For us it’s really been status quo. Control what we can control and that’s been our approach all along,” Garrett told media members on Wednesday, via ESPN. “[Ezekiel Elliott] has done an excellent job at what he needs to do and we’ve certainly tried to do that as a football team.”
Even though Garrett told reporters that Elliott’s on-again-off-again suspension isn’t a factor, the ongoing legal battle has affected Elliott. The Cowboys running back reportedly showed up to training camp a little over weight and has looked a step slow this season. His average yards per carry is down over a yard from his rookie year.
Elliott scored a temporary win on Tuesday night, although siting out six games is on the horizon.
On this week’s edition of All 22’s Cowboys Facebook Live it was noted that it’s not a matter of if but when Elliott is suspended. It very likely that the outcome in this case will be similar to the result of Deflategate. Tom Brady ended up having to serve his suspension. Elliott is probably going to have to do the same.