The Dallas Cowboys can't afford to take another hit in the backfield, and losing running back Ezekiel Elliott for any length of time would be an unmitigated disaster. It's for that reason that all eyes have been on Elliott since accusations of domestic violence surfaced.
Here's what we do know so far, according to Cowboys insider Clarence Hill, a source has informed him that Elliott made the decision to put an end to a relationship with a young woman, the woman then threatened to "ruin him" if he followed through, leading to the accusations.
Additionally while we have not heard directly from Elliott, he did reach out to NFL legend Michael Irvin, and made it clear to Irvin that at no point did he put his hands on the woman making the accusations. There are rumors that as many as four witnesses corroborate Elliott's story although that is still unconfirmed at this time.
Please keep in mind that this is only one side of the story.
Per a source, Elliott broke off the relationship and alleged victim said she would ruin him if he did. Thus the accusations— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) July 22, 2016
Ezekiel Elliott tells @michaelirvin88: "I didn't put my hands on her."— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) July 22, 2016