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Appeals court to hear oral arguments in Ezekiel Elliott case on October 2nd

The next stage of Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension has been set.

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The NFL recently filed a motion for an emergency stay of the preliminary injunction that was ordered in the Ezekiel Elliott case, allowing him to continue to play. Judge Amos Mazzant granted Elliott and the NFLPA the injunction while he fights his six-game suspension in the court system. The NFL had wanted an answer by September 26. They won’t get that, but oral arguments will be heard on the motion on October 2.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Friday to hold oral arguments between the NFL and NFL Players Association. The session is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Oct. 2 in New Orleans.

The NFL is seeking to have Elliott serve his six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy immediately. The NFL's request for a stay seeks to nullify a preliminary injunction granted in a Texas court that has allowed Elliott to play.

Based on this timeline Elliott will be able to play for the next two weeks at minimum. The Cowboys play games against the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams in that span.