Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was cleared to keep playing for at least another week on Monday after a judge turned down an National Football League request for an expedited hearing into his suspension.
Via multiple reports, Judge Katherine Polk Failla has refused the league's request to expedite the hearing on whether the pending temporary restraining order will become a preliminary injunction, which would block the Elliott suspension until the litigation ends.
The Players Association challenged the suspension, allowing Elliott to appear in all games this season as the case winds its way through the courts. Elliott allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend over a six-day period in July 2016.
Elliott finished Week 7 with an impressive 40.4 FanDuel points and 5.61 Rushing Net Expected Points, per numberFire live.
In its filing, the league said the NFL Players Association can not satisfy the requirements for preliminary relief, can not demonstrate a likelihood of success on the merits and hasn't shown that it, or Elliott, will suffer irreparable harm absent an injunction. Last year's National Football League rushing leader had a career-best 219 yards from scrimmage, including a season-high 147 yards rushing. He also snared 32 balls for 363 yards and another score.
The Cowboys are now an even 3-3 and will battle the rival Redskins in Week 8.