Cowboys fans everywhere let out a collective exhale at roughly 6:15 PM this evening. That is when news broke that Judge Mazzant indeed granted Ezekiel Elliott’s temporary restraining order as well as preliminary injunction. Josina Anderson was one of the first to post the legal documents on Twitter.

By doing this, the judge has prevented the NFL from imposing any type of suspension while the lawsuit is ongoing. Many legal experts expect this lawsuit to be tied up in the court system all year. As a result, Elliott should be able to play a full 16 game season and beyond.

While it is nice to have some temporary closure on a distraction that has carried on for what seems like forever, this case is far from over. Elliott still has a long way to go before his suspension is officially vacated by the NFL. There is still a very real possibility that #21 will be riding the pine for the first six games of the 2018 season.

Judge Mazzant did uphold the credible evidence used in the original suspension however. As we move forward it seems like it will be very difficult for Zeke to get this completely overturned in court.

The NFL, as expected, is not going to go quietly. They will appeal this decision in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals with the intentions of imposing the suspension this year. Although at least one person does not feel they will win that appeal.

Stay tuned to cover32 Dallas for any changes, but for now it is time for Zeke to eat.