Hours after the hearing ended, Elliott and the NFL Players Association filed a petition with a US District Court in Texas to vacate the arbitration decision and made a request a day later for the emergency temporary restraining order.
The Giants face the Cowboys in the season opener Sunday night at AT&T Stadium and Elliott will be on the field, the hotshot second-year running back taking aim at the Giants stalwart run defense. So even though having him around for Week 1 will be an unexpected boon, if he misses games 3 through 7, that would still be a blow to the Cowboys' playoff chances.
Elliott's allegedly been involved in a few domestic violence incidents but all of the cases were dismissed due to a lack of evidence.
Elliott will play Sunday against the Giants.
The judge in Sherman will rule by 5 p.m. Friday on the restraining order Elliott has requested against the suspension. For years, the National Football League has observed a weekly deadline when it comes to the implementation of suspensions.
During that hearing, league representatives admitted that the running back would not be suspended this week because of the timing of the proceedings.
Among the evidence presented by Elliott's camp was the the recommendation from Kia Roberts, the NFL's director of investigations, that Elliott receive no suspension.
But the NFLPA countered that Friel could not have offered a complete rendition of Roberts investigation when she recommended a six-game suspension and Roberts didn't think there was enough credible evidence to discipline Elliott. Elliott's hearing started with the revelation that he would play in Week 1 and ended with his attorney announcing that the appeal had been denied.
The NFL, "hesitant to respond", said yes, according to Fisher. Hardy saw his suspension reduced from 10 games to four, and Peterson's was upheld. On a police report in Columbus, Ohio, she listed her occupation as "sex slave". During a testimony under oath, Elliott admitted to drug use during his time at Ohio State.
In the NFL filing, the league rejects the idea that a suspension would bring irreparable harm to Elliott or the Cowboys.
The policy gave Commissioner Roger Goodell authority to suspend players for at least six games in domestic cases, with or without a conviction. Dallas has a bye week in Week 6.
Elliott racked up the accolades in his rookie season with Dallas. If the judge sides with Elliot and grants the injunction, Elliott could possibly play the entire season.
Earlier this week, the Cowboys offered support for their running back, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.
They will meet in again in court Wednesday.