Despite Jerry Jones' best lobbying efforts, the NFL announced a six-game suspension for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, per reports.
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The suspension comes after a series of off-field incidents alleging domestic violence and crude behavior. Adam Schefter reported that Elliott plans to appeal the suspension.
Drafted fourth overall last season, Elliott led the NFL in rushing in 2016 and was a huge part of the Cowboys resurgence to the top of the NFC East. He ran for more than 1,600 yards and paired with fellow rookie QB Dak Prescott to give Dallas a potent new offensive attack.
Jones had been adamant that Elliott did not deserve a suspension. The Cowboys performed an internal investigation into the claims against Elliott and decided there was nothing to hold against the star runner.