Ezekiel Elliott withdraws appeal

Ezekiel Elliott withdraws appeal

Ezekiel Elliott finally gives up the fight

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will halt the appeals process and serve his full six-game suspension.

So now, the Cowboys will be without a key piece of their offense for a little bit longer than just last week, when he missed the game which was a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Elliott will return to the field for Week 16 against Seattle.

Elliott's agent and lawyer said in the statement Wednesday that the decision comes from a "practical assessment of the legal landscape" and Elliott's desire for closures in this matter. Roberts, who was the only person with the league to interview Tiffany Thompson, did not believe Elliott should be penalized by the league.

The NFLPA's lawsuit, which was filed on the same day Elliott's appeal before a league-appointed arbitrator ended, doesn't try to undermine the factual conclusions from the NFL's investigation - it challenges the process the league undertook to suspend Elliott, Feldman said.

Elliott would have been back in court on December 1 had he not opted to give up the fight. Elliott, 22, was never charged and has denied wrongdoing.

Prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, decided not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State, citing conflicting evidence.

It appears the drama between Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and the National Football League has finally come to an end.

Jones has referred to Elliott's suspension as an "overcorrection" for Goodell, who admittedly mishandled the suspension of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in 2014. The Cowboys (5-4) have turned to Alfred Morris, Rob Smith and Darren McFadden in Elliott's absence.

He was on pace for another Pro Bowl caliber campaign, as he now ranks third in the league with 783 rushing yards while being tied for first with seven rushing touchdowns and second among skill-position players with nine total touchdowns in just eight games played.

The Cowboys' second game against the Philadelphia Eagles is set for the following week, on December 31, in the final week of the regular season.

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