Ezekiel Elliott will be back in court Monday in New York as his legal battle with the NFL over his six-game suspension continues.
The Dallas Cowboys running back will take part in a preliminary injunction hearing which will help decide his fate for the reminder of the season. A similar hearing in Texas went in Elliott's favor prior to the season, but that was overturned on appeal.
"We're confident in our argument," Elliott said, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. "We're confident that I'll be on the field for the rest of the year."
Elliott, who has 690 rushing yards this season including 150 in Sunday's win over the Redskins, was suspended for six games before the start of the season for violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy in relation to allegations of domestic violence and has been fighting the league in court ever since.
"I mean it's really out of my hands," Elliott said. "There's nothing more I can control. Just trust my legal team that they're going to do their job and make sure I'm on the field next week."
If Elliott's legal team is unsuccessful at the injunction hearing, it can still appeal the decision which would keep him eligible to play. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has maintained his support for Elliott throughout the process and stresses that making the right decision is the top priority.
"What is important is he gets a fair shake," Jones said. "Zeke has in no way, by any standard in this country, done anything wrong. He's done nothing wrong. We, the league, have tried to say he's done something we disagree with. We all don't agree with that. I want him to get a fair shot."