NFL News : NFL reveals whether they think Zeke will play Sunday, rest of 2017

NFL reveals whether they think Zeke will play Sunday, rest of 2017

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NFL expert Mike Garafolo tweets that star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will likely play this Sunday, along with some other great news for Cowboys Nation:

On a conference call with media members, NFL spokesperson Joe Lockhart said he "would assume" that Elliott will play Sunday. Elliott was previously suspended six games by the NFL this offseason over a 2016 domestic violence incident, but Elliott sued the NFL and was granted a temporary restraining order allowing him to play.

CBS Sports wrote that "things could get a little murky as the season moves along. According to Lockhart, he does not believe it is "likely" that Elliott will play the rest of the season.

"It is possible," Lockhart said. "But I don't know that I would go so far as to say likely."

"This could be one of two things. It could be the NFL throwing a public barb out there to try and take a shot at Elliott's legal team and the Cowboys and Elliott's fantasy owners. Or it could be the NFL trying to push the narrative that it is attempting to speed up the legal process in the Elliott battle," noted CBS Sports.

Based on what NFL Media's Mike Garafolo said on Good Morning Football this week, it could easily be the latter. 

"They're going to try, they're going to try, to hit the guess on that one and speed things up," Garafolo said. "Likelihood ... not a guarantee that Ezekiel Elliott's 2017 season is not affected."

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