The Dallas Cowboys‘ players are slated to report to National Football League (NFL) training camp in a week. Except for the unexpected standoff, every Cowboys’ professional American football player is expected to be in attendance in Dallas. With that being said, that includes star running back Ezekiel Elliott. But he may join his teammates with a a horde of questions surrounding his availability in the first 2- to 6-games in the 2017 NFL regular season.
According to USA Today, the Dallas Cowboys are set to have their first practice in Oxnard, California. There is a chance that the team will do so with the uncertainty of what will happen to Elliott.
Elliott’s standing as the franchise starting tailback remains uncertain as the league continues to investigate an incident which took place during a St. Patrick’s Day parade.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Zeke Elliott reportedly pulled up the top of a woman who was watching the aforementioned parade. It is an action which could lead to the league higher-ups suspending the promising Cowboys’ superstar. The NFL has imposed a suspensions to a handful of athletes in the past couple of weeks.
Amongst the most notorious of recent suspensions in the league are wide receivers Michael Floyd and Mike Thomas. Floyd and Thomas are playing for the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams respectively.
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Late last week, we reported that Vikings wideout Michael Floyd will serve a four-game suspension at the first four contests of their campaign in 2017 regular season, but he can participate to practice and preseason games. Floyd’s suspension is largely due to the DUI he was arrested for, while playing with the Cardinals in Arizona.
After getting waived by the Cardinals, Floyd joined the New England Patriots. Floyd was inactive for the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory. Now that he is with the Minnesota, he has a head coach in Mike Zimmer, who has taken a zero-tolerance therapeutic approach with his talented wide receiver.
The NFL franchises are starting to take similar hard line point of views with their talented, but troublesome pro-players. This is something to monitor for as the Cowboys await word of the league’s action with Elliott. The Dallas could begin to follow the course that other clubs have taken.
When training camp begins for the Cowboys, it will be business as usual just like other NFL teams in the league. An official findings and result regarding Ezekiel Elliott issue could come any soon. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the NFL decision on a possible suspension of one or couple of matchups could be imposed soon on the Dallas Cowboys’ sensational running back.
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Should Elliott is banned, then it will force the Cowboys to consider adding another running back to its 53-man roster for depth purposes. Also, not having Zeke for a single game or two could manifest to be the contrast in winning or losing the NFC East division.
As the Dallas Cowboys prepping up for their training camp, the aspiration is that Elliott’s misdeed are behind him. The team will have Elliott in for training camp, but the team do not know should they will have him for the start of the 2017 NFL regular season. If the league does sanction Elliott with a game or two-game suspension, it may force the team to take a certain stand with him.