leading Kansas City Chiefs head to Texas this weekend to face a Dallas Cowboys team at a crossroads.
The Cowboys (4-3) have posted back-to-back victories for the first time this season http://www.miamidolphinsteamonline.com/daniel-kilgore-jersey , winning at San Francisco and Washington the last two outings. But while Dallas appears to be gaining momentum, the drawn-out Ezekiel Elliott suspension saga seems continues to have its twists and turns with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granting an administrative stay on Friday and clearing the running back to play against the Chiefs.
Earlier in the week, it appeared Dallas would likely be playing without Elliott for the first time due to the six-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s personal-conduct policy.Article continues below ...
The suspension was initially handed down by the league in August after an investigation into a domestic-assault claim against Elliott. That set off a series of appeals. Elliott was granted a restraining order against the NFL in September and again in October, allowing him to play in the first seven games. However, the NFL won appeals in both cases.
The Cowboys prepared Alfred Morris to be the starting running back with Darren McFadden and Rod Smith serving as backups prior to the reversal.
Morris should be fresh as he’s carried only 13 times so far this season despite averaging a team-best 8.1 yards per rush. Elliott was averaging 23 carries per game, but Morris and the other two running backs will likely split up that number if the Cowboys continue to be rush-heavy on offense.
“We have great confidence in the guys that are going to play in his place Authentic Da'Shawn Hand Jersey ,” Jason Garrett said before Elliott’s potential absence was cleared up. “Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden and Rod Smith will all get opportunities to carry the football for us in different situations.”