With Ezekiel Elliott winning his injunction, it looks like the Los Angeles Rams will face the Dallas Cowboys running back after all in Week 4.
A few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Rams thought they were going to catch a break when facing the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4 after it was announced that Ezekiel Elliott would be suspended for six games due to domestic violence. However, thanks to the Cowboys running back winning his preliminary injection, it looks like the Rams will be facing Elliott after all four weeks from now.
The big news in the NFL on Friday was how a judge granted Elliott a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction that will most likely result in the running back playing in all 16 games during the 2017 season. Originally, the former first-round pick was eligible to play opening weekend against the New York Giants before the suspension got underway, but with the latest news, Elliott has every reason in the world to be thrilled with the judge’s ruling.
While not having Elliott in the lineup for Dallas seemed like it would have given Los Angeles an extra advantage, his absence wouldn’t have taken away from the rest of the weapons on offense they still would have to deal with. Along with Elliott, the Rams would have to worry about other key players such as Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant, so Sean McVay will certainly have quite the work cut out for him.
Hopefully, the defense will be lucky enough to have Aaron Donald by then, as the former first-round pick will miss this weekend’s game against the Indianapolis Colts while continuing his holdout. Then again, with the direction this holdout appearing to be heading, it wouldn’t be a surprise at all if Donald were still absent when this Week 4 matchup against the Cowboys arrives.