ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that Elliott is facing a "short suspension" - one or two games - stemming from an investigation into a 2016 domestic violence allegation. Per 105.3 The Fan Cowboys insider Mike Fisher, the front office "is not aware" of any upcoming suspension.
Last year, a 20-year-old woman accused the Dallas Cowboys running back of assaulting her inside of a vehicle.
A short suspension certainly wouldn't reach as far as Week 9, and even if Schefter is wrong and the investigation turns up hard evidence, it's unlikely that Elliot would have to miss more than a half season.
"I think there's a growing sense that he could face some sort of short suspension in the coming weeks at some point once the National Football League wraps up its investigation".
Elliot was accused of assaulting his then-girlfriend last July in Columbus, Ohio where the alleged victim was assaulted while she sat in the driver's seat of her vehicle on Elliott's 21st birthday.
So this entire process is expected to remain ongoing for at least a couple of weeks. According to Schefter, Elliott is bracing for a short suspension despite the league insisting no decision has been made regarding potential punishment. However, they either haven't been updated or are unwilling to comment at this juncture.
"I do. I would rather them not drag it on as long".
The Cowboys do not yet know anything definitive about Elliott's fate ... but if he is about to know the charges so will they. He was also involved in two vehicle accidents - one fender bender in which he was the driver and another in which he was the passenger - the latter of which cause him to sit out the beginning of Cowboys OTAs in May.