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Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Ezekiel Elliott Cleared After Domestic Violence Claims [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Sep 07, 2016 12:15 AM EDT
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Ezekiel Elliott
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott at the 2016 NFL Draft. (Photo : Getty Images)

The Cowboys have one less distraction ahead of their season-opener against the Giants this Sunday afternoon.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott has been cleared of his domestic violence charges.

It was determined by prosecutors that details in the claims brought on by an unidentified woman who said the running back was involved in five separate domestic violence incidents from July 17-22 were too inconsistent, according to TMZ Sports.

Elliott claimed the woman wasn't his girlfriend, but admitted she was a sexual partner in the past. Court documents also claim that the bruises the woman alleged came from his assault, while the running back said it was from a fight with someone else.

The Cowboys drafted Elliott with the No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. The team is set to open up their season on Sept. 11 when they host the rival Giants.

The running back was also the center of controversy among his new Cowboys fans earlier this season. Elliott, a St. Louis native, shared his excitement on Twitter when his Blues knocked out the Stars in seven games in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, drawing the ire of many Dallas-area fans.

He also drew the ire of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones when he appeared at a weed shop in Seattle, though he didn't purchase or smoke anything.

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