We’re approaching quite the weekend in regards to Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys. Saturday, July 22nd will mark Zeke’s 22nd birthday and the day that the Cowboys leave for training camp in Oxnard. When they do so, the result of the investigation into Zeke’s actions could be known.
[UPDATE]: Adam Schefter reports that while the investigation might be finishing up, we will not know the results today or this weekend.
NFL will not announce any possible Ezekiel Elliott discipline today, nor this weekend. Cowboys report to camp Saturday with matter pending.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 21, 2017
Per Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the investigations that have been circling Zeke for the past year are nearing their long overdue end.
The NFL Players Association recently filed to the NFL what the union, Ezekiel Elliott and his representatives hope is a final response that answers any lingering questions remaining in the league's year-long investigation into the Dallas Cowboys' star running back, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the investigation tell NFL.com.
The investigatory part of the process is nearing completion, sources say, and the league has shared its findings with the NFLPA, Elliott and his representatives. It remains unclear whether Elliott will be suspended or otherwise disciplined. The report the NFL sent to the NFLPA made no recommendation one way or another on potential discipline, according to two people who have seen it.
This news comes shortly after a few other bits that have people on edge regarding Zeke. Adam Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals was suspended, it is Friday after all, and NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported that the Cowboys worked out Denard Robinson on Thursday.
Cowboys worked out former Jacksonville RB Denard Robinson Thursday. Dallas still looking to fill void left by Lance Dunbar departure to LA— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 21, 2017
The new temperature on Zeke seems to be “it’s almost done, and we’re serious this time... almost.” It seems we’re now in the eleventh hour, with just a little bit more waiting to do.