Ezekiel Elliott will be in New York on Thursday to attend his hearing at the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and not at Dallas Cowboys practice.

The hearing is set for 2 p.m. ET at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse.

The Cowboys' hope is that Elliott's attendance at the hearing could help his case and lead to him gaining a preliminary injunction that likely would keep him on the field for the rest of the season. That would be worth Elliott missing Thursday's practice, leading up to Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

It is possible the court could make a decision by Friday. If Elliott loses, his six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy would kick in, pending further litigation by Elliott's side.