Ezekiel Elliott bracing for a suspension

Beth Cruz
July 15, 2017

Schefter said Elliott still has to respond to the NFL's findings and the report it sent him on its investigation, and that there's a chance the running back could miss one and possibly two games.

Per TMZ, a 20-year-old woman told police Elliott assaulted her last year in Columbus, Ohio.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, there is a growing sense that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott could face a one-to-two game suspension for an alleged domestic violence incident from previous year. There were at least four witnesses who stated they saw no assault take place and the steam from the incident seemed to die down, but the National Football League refused to let go. It's been suggested to me that Elliott himself will soon know the nature of the league's specific charges, which might allow him to forge a response. She alleged Elliott attacked her while they were in a vehicle.

There are a few possibilities in free agency, including Rashad Jennings who rushed for 593 yards last season, and the Cowboys could also look to undrafted free agents to fill the role.

With Elliott potentially sidelined, it would likely be veteran Darren McFadden getting the starting nod.

As Pro Football Rumors noted, the Cowboys could likely use help to start their season. She says she's Elliott ex-girlfriend, although he claims they were just friends.

The Cowboys open their 2017 season with a Week 1 matchup against the New York Giants, and follow it up with a Week 2 tilt against the Denver Broncos. In his rookie season, the running back led the league with 1,631 yards on 322 carries previous year, scoring 15 touchdowns.

Elliott was named to the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro First Team for his efforts.

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