Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Photo: Ron Schwane/AP
Photo: Ron Schwane/AP

Cowboys’ Elliott will be back for Falcons game

The Falcons must still face Ezekiel Elliott.

The NFL announced Friday that the Cowboys running back has been suspended for six games for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy.

Elliott can appeal the suspension, and it may be reduced following a hearing. However, even if the suspension is upheld to six games, Elliott will be back when the Falcons host the Cowboys on Nov. 12, their ninth game of the regular season.

Elliott’s first game back would come Oct. 29 against the Redskins. He also will be available against the Chiefs before playing the Falcons. Elliott will miss games against the Giants, Broncos, Cardinals, Rams, Packers and 49ers.

Elliott is in his second season with the Cowboys after an impressive rookie year. He rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns and was named first-team All-Pro.

The ruling comes after a year-long investigation into domestic violence accusations made against Elliott, who has denied the allegations. 

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