Tuesday was a day that saw a lot of Dallas Cowboys fans holding their breath. That kind of thing happens when Ezekiel Elliott meets with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
The two got together to discuss an offseason incident for Elliott that occurred in Las Vegas at a music festival. Zeke was handcuffed, not arrested, and considering his past with the league many were concerned that a suspension could be coming his way for the 2019 season.
Zeke issued an apology on Tuesday afternoon, and speculation began to grow that this could in fact be the end of the road as far as this story is concerned. It seems as if that is indeed the case as it was reported on Wednesday that he will not be suspended for the incident.
Source: Following yesterday’s meeting between Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ezekiel Elliott, the league office today informed the Cowboys the two-time NFL rushing champion did NOT violate the Personal Conduct Policy, and Elliott will NOT be punished for a May incident in Vegas— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) July 3, 2019
This is obviously gigantic news for the Cowboys. An Elliott-less offense hasn’t exactly done well in recent memory and expectations for the 2019 team are very high. It’s also extremely good news that this whole matter is being put to bed in early July, well before the team even reports to training camp.
You can rest easy, Cowboys fans. You’ll get 16 games of Ezekiel Elliott this season. Every time that’s happened he’s led the NFL in rushing and the Cowboys have won the NFC East. Cheers to that.
Update: 2:25pm ET
The NFL also issued a statement on Zeke not being suspended.
NFL statement on Ezekiel Elliott pic.twitter.com/qSFNroVbLo— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 3, 2019