The ruling requires Elliott to get an evaluation to determine whether he needs counseling or treatment, and to show proof that he is following up on any recommendations. His first possible game would be Week 8 at Washington.
Elliott was never charged with a crime, as the Columbus City Attorney's Office determined the details surrounding the case were "conflicting and inconsistent,"per ESPN.com's Jean-Jacques Taylor".
The rising superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott also put up significantly huge figures, rushing for 125 yards on 22 attempts in his final matchup as a rookie. Stacy Elliott said in the statement.
As Florio noted, no video evidence of the nightclub incident has emerged.
The second-year running back is coming off a sensational rookie season in which he rushed for a Cowboys-rookie-record 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns en route to his first career Pro Bowl selection.
Perhaps the Cowboys offense was still trying to recover from the whirlwind trip to the Hall of Fame the weekend before.
For example, the Cowboys most likely will have second-year starting quarterback Dak Prescott in the game for a little bit during the first quarter, but he's not the player many should concerned about watching right now in terms of his ability.
The NFL, though, still has the authority to punish players under its personal conduct policy. He was cited in April for driving 100 miles per hour in a 70-mph zone, he appeared on video to expose a woman's breast during a St. Patrick's Day parade in March, and more recently was accused of punching a nightclub DJ in Dallas, though police suspended that investigation because the accuser was not cooperative.
"I am both surprised and disappointed by the NFL's decision today, and I strongly disagree with the League's findings", the statement read. There are some issues on the Cowboys defense that will probably be worked on all season long.
Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore's second preseason start Saturday night for the Dallas Cowboys didn't go almost as well as his first.
The Cowboys also must worry about would-be top NFC contenders such as the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers in the scramble for conference supremacy and seeding in the NFC playoffs.
"While this is a serious matter, it by no means suggests a belief that you can not have a long and productive career in the National Football League", the letter said.