Elliott had eight touches in 10 plays in his only series of the exhibition season with a looming six-game suspension for domestic violence before undrafted rookie Cooper Rush rallied the Cowboys with two touchdown passes in a 24-20 win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday night.
The first series covered 10 plays and 81 yards, capped by Cordarrelle Patterson’s 17-Yard pass from Derek Carr, who also had a 48-yard scoring toss to Amari Cooper.
The 2016 NFL rushing leader will be excused from the only two days of practice next week to attend the appeal hearing Tuesday in New York, and won’t play in the preseason finale at Houston.
He hasn’t spoken publicly about why he sits for the anthem, but coach Jack Del Rio said his running back has told him he has done it throughout his career.
Undrafted rookie linebacker LaTroy Lewis returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown early in the second half for Oakland, grabbing the loose ball in the air and running untouched to the end zone after Rush lost control as he was about to throw with cornerback Antonio Hamilton running by on a blitz.
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