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Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliot Suspension Has No Affect on Season

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot has been suspended for the first six games of the 2017 NFL season after league investigators found that he was indeed involved in a domestic violence case. Elliot has three days to appeal.

Many Cowboys fans are freaking out that the team just lost their star running back from 2016. Others are saying that the Cowboys will go 0-6 in Elliot’s absence. That is an overreaction. Despite losing him for possibly six games, the Cowboys will be fine.

Dallas Cowboys:

Ezekiel Elliot

Suspension Has No

Affect on Season

Quarterback Dak Prescott is the true star on this team. He has not only the passing talent, but he has shown that he can make plays on the ground should he not have an open receiver. In a time where running quarterbacks are becoming more and more popular, Prescott has become not just one of the more talented quarterbacks, but one of the more talented athletes in the NFL.

Not only can Prescott take on more of the offensive load should he have to, but there’s two other talented running backs. Darren McFadden rushed for 1,089 yards in 2015 and is capable of doing it again.

The Cowboys other running back, Alfred Morris, is also impressing. He rushed seven times for 42 yards in the Hall of Fame Game against the Arizona Cardinals. The rushes he had were impressive, however. Expect him to get more touches with Elliot being out six games.

Elliot’s absence doesn’t affect the Cowboys season as a whole, either. This is still a team that is starting 6-10 in the face. They look as if they could get off to a 3-1 start, but after that, the schedule gets much tougher. Either way, Elliot’s suspension has no affect on Dallas. The only problem is the overreaction from fans.

Dallas will open their season on Sunday night, ¬†Sept. 10 against the New York Giants. Should Elliot’s six game suspension remain, he will be eligible to return on Oct. 29 against the Washington Redskins.


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