Ezekiel Elliott could be suspended, which is great for the Eagles

Ezekiel Elliott could be suspended, which is great for the Eagles

Elliott led the National Football League in rushing as a rookie last season, picking up 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns on 322 carries.

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.

"I believe Elliott is bracing for a short suspension", he added, clarifying that the NFL's investigation is not over.

In July 2016, Zeke Elliott was questioned by Columbus, Ohio, police officers after a former girlfriend asserted an incident in which Zeke forcibly pulled her out of a vehicle. Per 105.3 The Fan Cowboys insider Mike Fisher, the front office "is not aware" of any upcoming suspension.

The league has never provided a timeline for the investigation into Elliott's ex-girlfriend's claims that he hit her on five different occasions between July 17-22 of a year ago. The investigation is ongoing but the NFL is still waiting to hear back from Elliott, who has not responded to the league's latest findings. The Cowboys have veterans Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris behind Elliott on the roster, but they are expected to bring in more help - for competition and depth in training camp if nothing else. The district lawyer chose not to pursue the charges against the running back due to the conflicting stories.

"I do. I would rather them not drag it on as long".

Even if the rumors do pan out, the Dallas Cowboys will have a almost impossible time trying to make up for what they lose with Ezekiel Elliott off the field.

The Cowboys star running back has a motley of off the field concerns following the assault accusations, including an incident at a St. Patricks Day parade where he groped and exposed a woman.

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