Elliott's suspension comes in the wake of an investigation into domestic violence allegations, stemming from an incident previous year in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus, Ohio city prosecutor's office declined to pursue charges in early September because of inconsistent information from the victim.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Elliott is expected to appeal the ruling, but it's unlikely that the penalty will be lightened.
The NFL's reigning rushing yards leader has three days to decide whether or not he wants to officially appeal the suspension.
Elliott has been suspended six games by the NFL for violating the league's domestic violence policy.
If Elliott's suspension is upheld, he will not be eligible to appear in a game for the Cowboys until the team's Week 8 matchup against the Washington Redskins on October 29. The Ohio State product led the National Football League with 1,631 rushing yards during his rookie season.
There were even reports past year that the girl vowed to ruin Elliott if he ever broke up with her and that he indeed broke up with her. Many coaches and players on the Cowboys did not expect this result for Elliott.
The NFL Players Association said it was reviewing the decision and had been in touch with Elliott's representatives.
The NFL's press release regarding Elliott's suspension states that league advisors "were of the view that there is substantial and persuasive evidence supporting a finding that [Elliott] engaged in physical violence.on multiple occasions".
The league's suspension of Elliott differs from the 2014 ban of then-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was prosecuted and agreed to a plea resolution after a full investigation by legal authorities. He accounted for more than 33 percent of the Cowboys' total yards in his rookie season.