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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports



He's playing. Then he's not. Now he is? It is all very complicated. After it appeared that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott would not play on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, it looks like that is no longer the case. According to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Elliott will be available to the Cowboys for at least the next 14 days.

"The Southern District Court in New York has issued a ruling on Ezekiel Elliott," Rapoport said. "He has secured a victory for him, his legal team, and the NFLPA. According to the judge in New York, Ezekiel Elliott was awarded the injunction. His suspension is stayed for 14 days or until Judge [Katherine P.] Failla has a hearing for the preliminary injunction."

The ruling means that Elliott will be on the field with the Cowboys offense at Levi's Stadium on Sunday. Dallas is coming off of its bye week while winless San Francisco is coming off of a 26-24 loss to the Washington Redskins. As of Tuesday, the Cowboys remain six-point favorites over the home team 49ers but that could change following the news surrounding Elliott.

Ezekiel Elliott awarded injunction, can play versus 49ers

Last week, a federal appeals court overturned the district court's decision in the Elliott case, which meant the running back's six-game suspension, which was originally handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in August, had immediately been reinstated. It would have made Elliott unavailable for the Cowboys until a November 30 matchup against Washington.

The original ruling had come after a year-long investigation by the NFL into multiple incidents involving Elliott and including domestic violence accusations made against him by a woman who identified herself as his former girlfriend.