However, if the appeal carries over into the regular season, Elliott will be eligible to play until a final decision is made. The verdict? That there was enough credible evidence stemming from said incident that the league believes Elliott engaged in conduct that violated it's personal-conduct policy. The policy changes allowed National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend players for at least six games in domestic cases regardless whether or not the player was convicted of a crime.
If Elliott's suspension is upheld, he will not be eligible to appear in a game for the Cowboys until the team's Week 8 matchup against the Washington Redskins on October 29. The Cowboys have not released an official statement.
Elliott says he "strongly (disagrees)" with the NFL's decision to suspend him.
The league said there was "substantial and persuasive evidence" that Elliott had physical confrontations last summer with his then-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson. "The league also consulted with medical experts".
"League investigators examined all available evidence, including photographic and digital evidence, thousands of text messages and other records of electronic communications", it continued.
Elliott is set to begin his second season with the Cowboys, after rushing for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns en route to earning first-team All-Pro honours in 2016. The NFL said the investigation took so long because the NFLPA delayed delivering requested information for six months.
Elliott has three days to appeal the suspension. He also added 363 yards through the air.