Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games
- Per Adam Schefter, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended six games by the NFL. He will have three business days to file an official appeal, and he is expected to do so. Elliott isn’t slated to return now until Week 8 at the Washington Redskins.
- Elliott had an outstanding rookie campaign, ending the year with the second highest overall grade among all running backs with an 88.8. Elliott only trailed Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who finished with a 91.9 despite missing the first four games.
- Elliott was also a factor in the pass game for Dallas, leading all rookie backs in yards per route run (1.37), and showcased the ability to bust big runs, with a breakaway percentage of 33.7, ranking third among all rookie backs. His 22 runs of 15 or more yards tied for the overall NFL lead.