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The NFL Players Association and the NFL are not giving serious consideration to a settlement in the case involving Ezekiel Elliott's suspension, according to a person with knowledge of the case.

After the National Football League said Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal had no chance of success, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City issued a one-page order Friday temporarily blocking a lower-court ruling that shot down his previous appeals.

It is possible, if not likely, that the three-judge panel in NY will rule as early as Thursday, after oral arguments, on whether Elliott can play Sunday at Atlanta.

Elliott will be allowed to practice and play with the Cowboys until a decision is made.

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"But again, we're going to focus on what we can control in that situation. Until someone tells us otherwise, we'll proceed accordingly".

Elliott received an administrative stay from the NY federal court last Friday, reinstating his eligibility for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Elliott scored the go-ahead touchdown in the Cowboy's 28-17 win over the Chiefs. That said, owners should continue having a contingency plan in place while Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden, and Rod Smith remain holds.

Elliott missed two days of practice last week after Failla's decision on Monday reinstated suspension that was initially announced August 11.

"This is bigger than a suspension", the running back said, via the Dallas Morning News.

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