Inside the contract numbers if Ezekiel Elliott stays suspended for 6 games

Nov 5 2017 Arlington TX USA Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott leaps over Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The U.S Second Circuit Court of Appeals granted Elliott a stay that allowed him to suit up for Sunday's win over the Chiefs but three judges made the decision Thursday to block his request for an injunction.

The Elliott suspension has been weaving through the courts since he was ordered in August to serve the ban for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

With Elliott playing at a high level once again this season, the loss of the Pro Bowler is a devastating blow for the Cowboys as they try to make their way back into the playoffs.

If the suspension sticks, Elliott will next be eligible to play against the Seattle Seahawks on December 24.

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Barring a last-minute maneuver, Elliott will begin his suspension when the Cowboys visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

The Cowboys running back's appeal will be heard on an expedited basis, but the suspension is on in the meantime. He led the league with 1,631 last season as a rookie.

The six-game suspension stems from a domestic violence allegation by Elliott's former girlfriend in July of 2016. The collective bargaining agreement between the National Football League and NFLPA affords commissioner Roger Goodell the power to make decisions on suspensions.

The union immediately appealed Goodell's decision and Elliott has been able to play while the case works its way through the legal system, seemingly leading to tension between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Goodell. Elliott has racked up 783 rushing yards so far this season, second most in the NFL.

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