NFL Odds: Cowboys Waiting on Elliott Appeal. The Dallas Cowboys have two things to be concerned about this week: the Kansas City Chiefs, who visit Arlington this Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), and RB Ezekiel Elliott, who might not be there to play. Elliott is trying to hold off serving his six-game suspension over domestic abuse allegations, and with his status for Week 9 in doubt, the odds at Bovada for Sunday’s game are on hold at press time.
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After a slow start, Elliott has turned on the jets in recent weeks, helping the Cowboys (4-3 SU and ATS) stay in the playoff picture with back-to-back road wins straight up and against the spread. The NFLPA has filed an appeal on Elliott’s behalf to the 2nd US Circuit after their most recent injunction requests were denied; for now, Elliott is officially ineligible to play Sunday.
Kansas City (6-2 SU and ATS) has one of the worst rush defenses in the NFL so far this season, so the latest Elliott decision should have a big impact on Sunday’s result. But the Chiefs have an amazing young tailback of their own in Kareem Hunt, who’s been good for 5.2 yards per carry, and Dallas has been even worse than KC at stuffing the run.