The Dallas Cowboys should have Ezekiel Elliott on the field this Sunday, and perhaps for longer, as the courts have granted him a temporary restraining order. The ruling came down on Tuesday night after an afternoon hearing in a New York court.
TRO is only effective until earlier of 10/30/17 or when Judge Failla decides Motion for PI. Not appealable now. https://t.co/jPKzIJMtZK— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) October 17, 2017
The judge who heard the case was subbing in for the regular judge who is away on vacation, so the restraining order will remain in effect until the returning judge rules on a more forceful preliminary injunction. The temporary restraining order will be in effect until October 30th, but could become irrelevant should the new judge issue a ruling before that time.
So, basically the fill-in judge bought Elliott some time and handed the big decision to Judge Failla when she gets back from vacay.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) October 17, 2017
So sometime in the very near future, Elliott, the NFLPA and the NFL will be going through this process again before the new judge. The NFL will be anxious to appeal a decision if it doesn’t go in their favor once the regular judge returns and issues a ruling. But for now, Elliott should be playing this Sunday in San Francisco and possibly the following week depending on the timeline of the returning judge.