A decision regarding a temporary restraining order filed by Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s representation should come Friday. But one longtime district attorney expects the ruling to fall in Elliott’s favor.
A Grayson County District Attorney told ESPN’s Will Cain he expects Judge Amos Mazzant to grant Elliott’s motion for a temporary restraining order. The NFL filed a motion last Friday asking Mazzant to deny Elliott a TRO after Elliott’s camp filed a lawsuit demanding an the court nullify arbitrator Harold Henderson’s decision to uphold his six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Elliott will be permitted to play Sunday against the New York Giants, but his future beyond that is in flux. If his temporary restraining order is granted, Elliott’s suspension could get pushed back to later in the 2017 season or after the season entirely.
The Elliott saga is far from a solution, but there could me a bit more clarity at the end of the week as Judge Mazzant decides what will happen next.