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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott granted preliminary injunction, likely to play entire season

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SHERMAN, Texas - The official ruling is in from Federal Judge Amos Mazzant. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will play most, if not all, of 2017.

Friday afternoon, Elliott was granted a preliminary injunction, preventing the NFL from enforcing its six-game suspension that was handed down earlier this month.

The decision likely means Elliott will play beyond Sunday night's season opener against the New York Giants, a game he was already approved to play.

Elliott had been suspended by the NFL for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy after allegations regarding domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend came to light. Elliott was never formally charged with a crime, but was penalized by the NFL after a year-long investigation.

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