SHERRINGTON: Losing Zeke may not be all that bad.
Better line play, smart play-calling would mitigate his absence
Now that a federal appeals court has f inally granted the NFL its biggest wish, and Zeke Elliott will be ineligible through Thanksgiving, barring further appeals, the only question left is whether we’ ll be able to tell the difference.
Because it’s not likely his absence would ruin the prospects of a team off to a 2-3 start.
First of all, if you thought it was going to come to any con- clusion other than this, you haven’t been listening.
This is Roger Goodell’s league, and he’s within his rights to enforce NFL rules. The NFL Players Association has agreed to them, to its everlasting regret.
Sooner or later, Elliott is go-
ing to sit out. Maybe not a full six games, but a considerable suspension, nonetheless. This season or next, an involuntary hiatus is as sure as Aaron Rodgers roaring down the Cowboys’ throats.
Only a couple of months ago, the prospects of life without Zeke struck fear in the hearts of Cowboys fans dreaming of Super Bowls for the first time in decades. And why not? They’d made a pretty nice run last season behind a spectacular pair of rookies, the likes of which we hadn’t seen around here in generations.