Union seeks to block ruling so Cowboys' Elliott can play

Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott, right, exits federal court after a hearing Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 in New York. Elliott is seeking to have his six game suspension by the NFL postponed. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) The union for NFL players has asked a judge to temporarily delay the effect of her ruling permitting the league to enforce a six-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations.

The NFL Players Association filed the papers Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. It said it wanted Judge Katherine Polk Failla to suspend her Monday ruling so attorneys can appeal it to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

If she doesn’t, lawyers for the union said they will ask the Manhattan appeals court to temporarily suspend her decision. The lawyers asked the judge to rule on the request by 7 p.m. Wednesday.