“We’re just going to prepare for the Giants, and Zeke will practice until someone tells him not to,” Coach Jason Garrett said (via the Dallas Morning News), “and the other guys will get ready to play.”
Elliott appealed the suspension last week in a meeting with arbitrator Harold Henderson in New York and his ruling could come at any time. Hours after the hearing ended, Elliott and the NFL Players Association filed a petition in the Texas court, seeking to have the arbitration decision vacated and asking for an emergency temporary restraining order. Judge Amos Mazzant III is scheduled to hear that request Tuesday. On Monday, the NFL filed a motion to dismiss the NFLPA petition and the TRO request.
If Henderson upholds the suspension, which is for six games, the parties will head to court.
In the meantime…football.
“I think Zeke has done an excellent job focusing on what he needs to do to get himself ready to play,” Garrett said. “I think our team has done that and just a normal day. We came in and we had meeting and walk-through on Saturday and he was part of it, our whole team was a part of it, and again, our preparation for the Giants is begun.”
If Elliott is unavailable, Darren McFadden would start, with Alfred Morris the No. 2 running back and Rod Smith the No. 3.