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Ezekiel Elliott | Running Back | #21

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/22/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 228
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 1 (4) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Jerry Jones said he has seen "absolutely nothing" to substantiate domestic violence allegations against Ezekiel Elliott.
Earlier in the same press conference, Jerry also said the Cowboys have no tolerance for off-field issues, so this maybe should be taken with a grain of salt. For his part, Jason Garrett said he had a productive conversation with Elliott about his behavior away from the team. Whether the allegations are true or not, it seems like Zeke is headed for at least a short suspension. Jul 23 - 2:51 PM

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In a statement made to TMZ, the woman who accused Ezekiel Elliott of domestic violence last year called her relationship with Elliott "very toxic."

"Exactly 1 year ago today my life changed forever," the accuser wrote. "I finally got the strength to be the strong woman I was and got myself out of a very toxic relationship." Despite claims that Elliott harmed his accuser on five separate occasions between July 17 and July 22, 2016, no charges were ever filed. The NFL is reportedly nearing the end of its year-long investigation into Elliott's domestic violence allegations and discipline, if there is any, should be handed down shortly. Most reports suggest Elliott will face at least a one or two-game suspension. Dallas opens its season at home against the Giants on September 10.
Jul 23 - 10:06 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL will not announce any discipline for Ezekiel Elliott this weekend.

That means Elliott's situation will remain unresolved when the Cowboys open training camp on Saturday.'s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Friday that the NFL is nearing the end of its investigation into Elliott's troubling off-field behavior including a domestic violence incident from last year. It was reported by Schefter last week that Elliott is bracing for at least a "short suspension." That makes Zeke a risky fantasy choice inside the top five.
Jul 21 - 2:08 PM

According to's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, the NFL's investigation into Ezekiel Elliott's 2016 domestic violence incident is "nearing completion."

In cooperation with the NFL Players Association, Elliott and his representatives have responded to the NFL's investigation, answering any lingering questions that had previously been unanswered. The NFL has reportedly shared its findings with Elliott as well as the NFLPA, though those familiar with the investigation are saying that the league has yet to make a recommendation on any kind of punishment. The investigation into Elliott, who has been involved in a seemingly endless string of off-field incidents since entering the league, began all the way back on July 22, 2016. Most reports are suggesting at least a short suspension for last year's NFL rushing leader, so stay tuned.
Jul 21 - 1:26 PM

The Dallas PD investigation into Ezekiel Elliott's Sunday bar incident has been suspended.

Police haven't been able to locate the alleged victim in the case, and other witnesses are reportedly not cooperating. It's good news for Elliott, but the NFL is still doing its own investigation. Elliott is facing a potential suspension for his off-field incidents.
Jul 19 - 6:15 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones declined comment on reports that Ezekiel Elliott is facing suspension.

Jones said he "didn't want to speculate." Commenting on the piling up of off-the-field issues for his young star runner, Jones said Elliott is "evolving and being subject to needing to learn how to deal with the media and social media the way it is today." Online buzz is growing that Elliott could be facing a lengthy ban, but it's still just conjecture. The only option for early drafters is to sit tight.
Jul 18 - 1:38 PM

Ezekiel Elliott is appealing a misdemeanor conviction for speeding.

Elliott was allegedly clocked going 100 mph in a 70 mph zone on a tollway north of Dallas earlier this year. Elliott has also been involved in two car accidents, was caught on camera pulling down a woman's top on St. Patrick's Day, and was allegedly involved in an altercation at a Dallas bar Sunday night. All of those look like minor issues on their own, but together they raise some big concerns about his off-field decision making.
Jul 18 - 9:00 AM

In a note to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, fellow club-goer and witness, Michael Huffman, said Ezekiel Elliott was not the one who threw the punch and knocked out a man at a Dallas bar Sunday night.

"It didn't go down like that," said Huffman, who said he had a good view because he was close to Elliott. "Everybody is saying that, but he didn't throw the punch. ... Zeke was just standing there arms folded, chilling, feeling the crowd. Then I seen DJ getting loud toward the vicinity of Zeke and then I see an overhand right come over the back of Zeke('s) shoulder that landed square in [DJ] DTrain’s face and he went to sleep. He didn't even see it. Then the crowd circled and dispersed. I'm surprised a whole video hasn’t been released yet." Take it for what it's worth. At this point, it's been a he-said, she-said ordeal. Video evidence is needed. Elliott continues to put himself in wrong places at wrong times and needs to avoid situations like this.
Jul 17 - 9:46 PM

Appearing on Outside the Lines, ESPN's Adam Schefter stated that the assault allegations against Ezekiel Elliott come at "bad timing" during the league's continued investigation into his off-field behavior.

Per Schefter, Elliott was scheduled to issue a response to the NFL's investigation into his 2016 domestic violence incident this week. "The league is getting ready to make a ruling on his previous behavior," Schefter stated, adding that there are "various forms of discipline" to which Elliott could be subject based on his "various forms" of off-field incidents. "The bottom line is this is not the timing that Ezekiel Elliott wanted," Schefter said.
Jul 17 - 3:57 PM

TMZ Sports reports a witness saw Ezekiel Elliott punch a man at a Dallas-area bar Sunday night.

A video shows the victim laying on the ground after the incident, but there is no video of the actual altercation. The victim suffered a broken nose. Despite a witness identifying Elliott as the assailant, police did not make any arrests because of a lack of information and the fact the witness appeared to be intoxicated. Police also did not speak with Elliott because he was gone by the time they arrived. No charges have been filed at this time.
Source: TMZ Sports
Jul 17 - 11:31 AM

Dallas PD released a statement saying they are investigating an alleged assault stemming from a Sunday night altercation in which Ezekiel Elliott was reportedly involved.

The statement did not mention Elliott or anyone else as a suspect, and the alleged victim does not know who assaulted him. The incident did take place at the same bar Elliott was reported to have had an altercation, however. Already expected to hand down a short suspension for Elliott stemming from domestic violence allegations last summer, an NFL spokesperson said the league is "aware of" this situation "and looking into it to understand the facts."
Jul 17 - 10:13 AM

Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas reports Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a "late-night altercation" at a local bar Sunday night.

There are few details available on the alleged altercation, but it does not sound like the police were involved. Still, it is terrible timing for a player who could be facing a suspension from a never-ending investigation into domestic violence allegations from last year and who was caught on video exposing a woman's breast at a St. Patrick's Day parade earlier this year. Even if nothing comes of this incident, Elliott's off-field behavior is becoming a serious issue.
Jul 17 - 8:34 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, there is a "growing sense" Ezekiel Elliott will face a "short suspension" for his involvement in a 2016 domestic violence incident.

The investigation is ongoing, but the NFL is still waiting to hear from Elliott. Schefter mentioned on a recent podcast that he'd be hesitant to draft Elliott in fantasy and still believes Zeke is "bracing" for a 1-2 game ban. Elliott maintains immense upside, but fantasy owners picking inside the top three should probably look elsewhere with this uncertainty hanging over his head.
Jul 14 - 1:18 PM

Speaking with SiriusXM Fantasy Sports, ESPN's Adam Schefter said he would be "hesitant" to draft Ezekiel Elliott in fantasy leagues because of uncertainty about the NFL's ongoing investigation.

Schefter is an avid fantasy player as well as the best reporter in the business, so his opinion carries weight. Schefter said he has spoken to some people who gave him a "sense some form of discipline could happen" and others who do not think anything will come of the investigation. Schefter added he expected a news dump to come before the July 4th weekend, but the decision may have been pushed back as the NFL deals with "more information" and holds "more meetings." This investigation is seemingly never ending, and the fact the NFL has not cleared Elliott already suggests they are considering discipline. That concern is not enough to push Zeke out of the first round, but it is worth considering before selecting him in the top five.
Jul 3 - 11:50 AM

Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown said Ezekiel Elliott will "absolutely" see more work in the passing game this year.

Zeke easily led the league with 1,631 rushing yards as a rookie, but his 32 receptions ranked 27th among running backs, tied with Matt Asiata. Elliott was hyper-efficient with the work he saw, catching 82.1 percent of his targets and averaging 11.3 yards per catch, so it makes sense to get him more involved as a receiver. If he sees more targets, Elliott has the upside to be the top overall fantasy asset.
Jun 15 - 10:36 AM

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QB1Dak Prescott
2Kellen Moore
3Cooper Rush
4Zac Dysert
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3Alfred Morris
4Jahad Thomas
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
FB1Keith Smith
2Rod Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
4Andy Jones
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Lucky Whitehead
4Noah Brown
5Lance Lenoir
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Rico Gathers
5Connor Hamlett
LT1Tyron Smith
2Clay DeBord
LG1Jonathan Cooper
2Chaz Green
3Nate Theaker
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
3Ruben Carter
4Ross Burbank
RG1Zack Martin
2Kadeem Edwards
3Dan Skipper
RT1La'El Collins
2Emmett Cleary
3Byron Bell
K1Dan Bailey