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Vegas sportsbooks pause betting on Cowboys over Ezekiel Elliott suspension

Vegas sportsbooks pause betting on Cowboys over Ezekiel Elliott suspension
Published On: Fri, Aug 11
Sep 13, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked by Dallas Cowboys Tyrone Crawford (98) defensive end Jeremy Crawford (92) and defensive tackle Nick Hayden (96) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas sportsbooks scrambled to take down various odds on the Dallas Cowboys on Friday afternoon after news broke that the NFL had suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games.

Multiple sportsbooks halted betting on Dallas' Week 1 home game against the New York Giants. The Cowboys had been listed as 4.5-point favorites over the Giants at most books before the game was taken off the board.

Books also stopped accepting wagers on Dallas' season win total, which had been listed at 9.5. Book managers said they wanted to hear about any potential appeal from the Cowboys before reposting the number.

"I want to hear what [Cowboys owner] Jerry Jones has to say," said Chris Andrews, sportsbook director at the South Point Casino.

The Cowboys had been a popular bet this offseason to win the Super Bowl. Only the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders had attracted more money to win the Super Bowl than the Cowboys at the South Point, where Dallas was listed at 5-1 odds to start the week.

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