The NFL threw down the hammer on the league’s leading rusher from last season, and it’ll definitely have an impact on a couple former SEC players.
On Friday, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was suspended 6 games for violating the personal conduct policy, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
That means former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott, the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year who made the Pro Bowl in his debut in Dallas, will have to go more than a third of the regular season without someone who racked up 318 more yards on the ground than any other player last season.
On the bright side, that also opens the door for former Arkansas RB Darren McFadden to get more playing time. In his first season with Dallas in 2015, McFadden rushed for 1,089 yards to record just the second 1,000-yard season in his nine-year career.
Elliott is expected to appeal the NFL’s decision.
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