Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension was reinstated by a judge in the Southern District Court of NY on Monday, Oct. 30. If his six-game suspension is upheld, beginning with Sunday's game against the Falcons, then he would be eligible to return the field on December 24 when the Cowboys, now 5-3, face the Seahawks at home.
So, Elliott will nearly certainly miss that contest and many experts expect he'll serve the six-game suspension in full after this ruling.
Elliott will now miss games against the Falcons, Eagles, Chargers, Redskins, Giants, and Raiders.
Elliott can still file an en banc appeal and could petition the Supreme Court, but it's highly unlikely that this decision gets overturned. The suspension came after the National Football League investigated his alleged use of force in the summer of 2016 against his girlfriend.
After several court cases and appeals, a United States district judge ruled last week to deny Elliott's request to block the suspension.
The NFLPA has argued a suspension would irreparably harm Elliott's career. Elliott denied the allegations under oath during his National Football League appeal. The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in NY.
The difference this week is that Elliott, the NFL's second-leading rusher, was with his teammates.