A federal appeals court has lifted an injunction on Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension by the NFL.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Thursday granted the league's emergency request to set aside the injunction and ordered the district court in Texas to dismiss Elliott's case. The three-judge panel voted 2-1 to back the NFL's argument.

The Dallas Cowboys have a bye this week and if Elliott's suspension begins immediately, he would miss games against the 49ers, Washington, the Chiefs, Falcons, Eagles and Chargers.

Elliott would be eligible to return for Week 13 against Washington as he played in the Cowboys' first five games.