The NFL alleged Elliott used "physical force" in July 2016 during altercations with his ex-girlfriend resulting in her sustaining injuries.
Despite never being charged over the 2016 incident, Elliott has received a six-game ban, found in breach of the league's Personal Conduct Policy.
Under the terms of the NFL's personal conduct policy, players who have committed domestic violence are subject to "a baseline" suspension of six games without pay. If his suspension is upheld before the regular season starts, he'd be added to the Cowboys' roster on Monday, Oct. 23, after Dallas' game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Check out the NFL's official statement below.
"What I don't want to do is hurt things", Jones said on August 4, via the Cowboys' website.
"Because based on the information that's going to come out, it's going to be fairly easy to determine that something happened to this woman in her four (sic) days of being with Zeke", Carter said, per NJ.com.
The league said Friday there was "substantial and persuasive evidence" that Elliott had physical confrontations last summer with his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson.
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has been reporting since last October that Elliott could face a suspension. They also looked at thousands of text messages and other electronic communication records, the statement said. However, nothing as serious as a domestic violence allegation. He had 1,631 yards to go with 15 rushing touchdowns.