The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted the league's request for an emergency stay of the injunction that was issued by a federal judge to keep Elliott's suspension on hold while his case proceeds in court.
The likely next step would be the players group's filing an injunction in the Southern District of NY in hopes of keeping Elliott on the field.
Because the Cowboys do not play this week, the union has more time to file motions before Elliott's suspension might affect his chances of playing in a game. They next play October 22 at San Francisco.
Mazzant ruled that Elliott did not receive a fair appeal hearing before Henderson, in large part because Elliott's accuser and Goodell did not testify.
Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov advance at Shanghai Masters
The victor of that match may well meet Roger Federer in the semi-finals - a man whom Del Potro downed at the US Open. Earlier on Thursday, Grigor Dimitrov booked his place in the quarter-finals, downing Sam Querrey 6-3 7-6 (7-3).
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's future is in the hands of the 5th Circuit Court.
The NFL announced the suspension in August after a yearlong investigation found that on three occasions, Elliott caused physical injury to a girlfriend. This is the same court that ultimately ruled in the NFL's favor against Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the deflate gate scandal. It's entirely possible that this latest legal blow could cause Elliott to begin serving his six-game suspension relatively soon, which means Cowboys backup Alfred Morris would be the top handcuff in fantasy football.
Important to note, Elliott was never prosecuted for the incidents - and he maintains his innocence.
Our models project Elliott for 1,067.2 rushing yards, 262.1 receiving yards, and 12.2 total touchdowns the rest of the season; if he is allowed to play the remaining 11 games, of course.