Sport Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott among Cowboys stars to sit out preseason opener

19:50  12 august  2017
19:50  12 august  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Everyone knows what to expect for most of the NFL preseason: Stars and starters will play only sparingly in games, if at all.

Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott © (Getty Images) Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott

Still, Cowboys fans looking forward to Saturday night's preseason opener against the Rams will be disappointed to learn that Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and several other stars are not expected to play at all. Not even that token first series or two many starters around the league get.

Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the Cowboys' dynamic duo will not play, and neither will fellow Pro Bowlers Tyron Smith and Sean Lee and second-year linebacker Jaylon Smith, among others.

The NFL on Friday suspended Elliott for the first six games of the 2017 regular season, pending appeal, for a 2016 domestic violence incident, but that suspension does not apply to preseason action.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Pro Bowl offensive linemen Travis Frederick and Zack Martin also are not expected to play.

Ezekiel Elliott appeal to be heard Aug. 29 by veteran arbitrator .
Harold Henderson, who'll hear the appeal, reduced former Cowboys DE Greg Hardy's suspension from 10 games to four in 2015.Henderson — who is scheduled to hear the appeal Aug. 29, according to NFL Media — heard Greg Hardy's appeal in 2015, in which the former Cowboys defensive end's suspension related to a domestic violence incident was reduced from 10 games to four. He has arbitrated player appeals since 2008.


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