Report: Elliott’s suspension back on, set to miss Falcons game on Sunday 


Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s emergency motion for an injunction was denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, according to multiple media outlets.

Elliott will not play against the Falcons and must start serving his six-game suspension in light of this ruling.

The Falcons (4-4) are set to face Cowboys (5-3) at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  

Elliott will remain suspended until an appellate court hears his case on an expedited basis. 

Elliott attended the hearing in New York, which started at 2 p.m. 

The NFL suspended him for six games Aug. 11, but court rulings have allowed Elliot to keep playing. He has rushed for 793 yards and seven touchdowns to help the Cowboys. 

The Falcons were preparing as if Elliott would play. But the Cowboys will have to turn to Alfred Morris, Rod Smith or Darren McFadden.

“I don’t think the scheme would change because the style of what they do is pretty clear,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “Alfred and if it would be McFadden are certainly backs that have proven themselves in our league. I would say right now they feature one back, and I would imagine if he was out they wouldn’t just feature one like they do now. Maybe that would change, but as far as the style of how they run it, I think that would stay consistent.”



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Falcons

Falcons training camp dates set, several practices open to public
Falcons training camp dates set, several practices open to public

The Falcons will open training camp on July 27, the team announced on Friday. The camp will run through Aug. 4 with selected dates open to the public. The team reports on Thursday, July 26.  Practices are open to the public on Friday, July 27; Saturday, July 28; Monday, July 30; Wednesday, Aug. 1; Thursday, Aug. 2; Friday, Aug. 3; Saturday, Aug...
Even without Jones, Falcons believe they had a strong offseason program 
Even without Jones, Falcons believe they had a strong offseason program 

Before spreading out to cities around the country, the Falcons gathered in the far corner of their practice field one last time.  Falcons coach Dan Quinn told the team, which was minus its four-time All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones, that they had the “finest” offseason he’d ever been associated with before dismissing them on...
Quinn confident a deal with Jones will get done before training camp 
Quinn confident a deal with Jones will get done before training camp 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn is confident that Julio Jones’ contract situation will get resolved in time for him to attend training camp, which is set for late July. “The good news is that there are conversations that have begun,” Quinn said on Thursday after the team’s three-day minicamp was completed. “We’ll keep those...
10 things we learned from Falcons’ minicamp
10 things we learned from Falcons’ minicamp

Without wide receiver Julio Jones, the Falcons concluded a mandatory three-day minicamp and their offseason program on Thursday.  The Falcons tried their collective best to downplay the absence of the four-time All-Pro player, who’s holding out in a contract dispute. “I told them this is the finest offseason that I’ve been a...
Ryan believes Jones will catch up quickly to new offensive wrinkles
Ryan believes Jones will catch up quickly to new offensive wrinkles

The Falcons are installing new wrinkles to the offense this offseason. However, quarterback Matt Ryan believes that wide receiver Julio Jones, who’s missed the entire offseason program and is skipping a mandatory minicamp, won’t have problems catching up. Jones, who’s unhappy with his contract, told coach Dan Quinn on Monday that...
More Stories