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Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott a ‘victim of an over-correction’ by Roger Goodell

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Tuesday morning spoke out against the latest legal setback for Ezekiel Elliott in the now-seemingly futile attempts to avoid a six-game suspension. And Jones argues that the original ruling, which resulted in a six-game suspension for Elliott, was due to an “over-correction” by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Jones makes the case that Goodell felt compelled to severely punish Elliott, whose suspension stems from domestic violence allegations, in the wake of the public relations disaster the NFL confronted in the wake of the Ray Rice incident years ago.

Jones also continued to proclaim Elliott’s innocence to the domestic violence allegations made by a former girlfriend, which initially inspired the league’s investigation into the Cowboys’ second-year running back.

The Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota highlighted Jones’ comments regarding Elliott during the Cowboys owner’s appearance Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan.

Elliott’s protracted appeal hit another roadblock Monday when U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the Second District of New York denied a request for an injunction on behalf of Elliott’s legal team. If the ruling stands following a 24-hour stay, Elliott will immediately begin serving his suspension.

And from the looks of it, Elliott appears to be running out of options, meaning the Cowboys will be without his service for games against Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers, Washington Redskins and New York Giants.

As it stands, Elliott would be eligible to return to the lineup for the Cowboys’ final three games of the regular season, beginning with a Dec. 17 games against the Oakland Raiders.