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Still no word on Ezekiel Elliott

Still no word on Ezekiel Elliott
Published On: Thu, Aug 10
Jul 24, 2017; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) looks on during the opening day of training camp at River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Two weeks ago today, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said a decision in the Ezekiel Elliott case is imminent. Either that word doesnt mean what he thinks it means, or something has changed.

Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the a league spokesman said Thursday that theres no update in the Elliott case.

Ordinarily, the lack of news isnt news. But with so many quotes coming from folks like Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones regarding the slow pace of the investigation, and with Hall of Famer Cris Carters non-report report from Monday that a decision is coming in 48 hours, its noteworthy that, from the leagues perspective, nothing seems to be going on.

The clock continues to tick loudly, if the goal remains giving Elliott a fair chance to appeal the decision before Week One.

Heres one potential explanation for the delay, which is complete and total speculation and not the result of any leak or tip or anything else and Im not winking while I type this: If the Joneses have accepted the reality that a suspension is coming (given the leagues judge/jury/executioner/appeals court power over the Personal Conduct Policy), behind-the-scenes negotiations could be happening in order to allow the suspension to become effective at the time of the teams choosing.

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