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  • The Dallas Cowboys might have received their biggest win of the season two days before they play the opener against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium.

    By granting an injunction Friday, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant blocked the NFL's six-game suspension of Ezekiel Elliott. The running back will be able to play beyond Week 1 and probably for most,womens Tre'Davious White Jersey, if not all,womens Zay Jones Jersey, of the season.

    Ohio. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was able to play in 2015 while going through court proceedings to roll back his four-game suspension in relation to Deflategate. He ended missing the first four games in 2016 when the suspension was upheld.,Authentic Nathan Peterman Jersey,Elliott might eventually serve the suspension for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy for allegedly inflicting personal harm on former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in July 2016 while in Columbus

    the Cowboys' chances of contending in 2017 improved dramatically.,Authentic Lorenzo Alexander Jersey,But in the here-and-now world that is the NFL

    They were facing the real possibility of not having Elliott for 37.5 percent of the season.womens Christian McCaffrey Jersey

    In 2016,Authentic Christian McCaffrey Jersey, the Cowboys overcame the loss of quarterback Tony Romo for what turned out to be all but one drive in the regular season because of a compression fracture in his back and finished 13-3. They did it thanks to then-rookie Dak Prescott's strong play, but also because of Elliott.

    It wasn't just Elliott's NFL-best 1,631 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns. He became the heartbeat of the offense the same way DeMarco Murray did in 2014, when the Cowboys finished 12-4 and Murray led the NFL in rushing with 1,845 yards.

    the Cowboys can follow the same formula that worked so well in 2014 and 2016.,With ElliottAuthentic Dion Dawkins Jersey

    the Cowboys are the leading contenders in the NFC East.,With Elliott

    Without Elliott,Authentic Tre'Davious White Jersey, they are in the pack with the Giants,Authentic Zay Jones Jersey,Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.womens Lorenzo Alexander Jersey,

    Without Elliott,womens Dion Dawkins Jersey, they would have had to rely on Darren McFadden,womens Nathan Peterman Jersey,Alfred Morris and Rod Smith.

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    While confident they could have run the ball effectively enough in his absence, Elliott brings a different gear to the Cowboys' running game. He had seven 100-yard games,womens Curtis Samuel Jersey, four more with better than 90 yards and another three with at least 80 yards last season. He had 48 carries for at least 10 yards in 15 regular-season games. He had 14 carries of 20 yards or more in those 15 games.

    Elliott helps Prescott. Because defenses are forced to reckon with Elliott on every play, that opens up passing lanes to Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and Cole Beasley.

    Elliott helps the offensive line, as good as it is, with three All-Pros in Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin.

    The future can wait. The Cowboys care only about the present.