Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Reportedly 'Bracing For A Short Suspension'

Schefter: “Growing Sense” Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended

No timeline of any kind has been given, although Dallas is certainly hoping to have the issue resolved over the next couple of weeks just in case they must open the season against NFC East rivals the New York Giants without their top rusher from last season.

As the Dallas Cowboys prepping up for their training camp, the aspiration is that Elliott's misdeed are behind him.

Elliott's response is expected to be submitted sometime over the next week, ESPN reported. However, the National Football League has been conducting a separate investigation, which is close to finished.

Tiffany Thompson filed a police report that included allegations of domestic violence by Elliott on five separate occasions from July 17 to July 22. It's unclear why Elliott would be suspended only two games, as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said when he introduced the league's domestic violence policy that a six-game suspension would be the standard for a first offense.

There were four people that were considered to be witnesses, but they have stated that they didn't see an assault take place that time, so the star running back was released off all the charges because of the "conflicting and inconsistent information" according to ESPN.com's Jean-Jacques Taylor. If the National Football League does suspend Elliott, it may force the Cowboys to take a particular stance with him.

Prosecutors decided not to charge Elliott previous year for the incident but the National Football League has been conducting its own investigation.

"I would rather it not drag on this long", Elliott said recently. ". We have professionals that are working on this. We want to make sure that they get it right and get all the facts, and when they reach a conclusion, we'll all know about it".

In addition to Elliott, Gregory and Irving, the Cowboys could also be without starting linebacker Damien Wilson, who was charged on two counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in early July.

Related News: