Michael Irvin is in the NFL Hall of Fame and the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor and is considered one of the greatest players in the history of the franchise. However, over his career, he was also one of the most controversial and had his share of run-ins with the law. While a guest on G-Bag Nation on 105.3 The Fan, Irvin revealed the advice he would give troubled Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott right now.

Irvin's advice for Cowboys' Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott is facing a six-game suspension for allegations that he physically abused a woman last year. There were no charges filed against Elliott and an investigator hired by the NFL said that a suspension was not warranted in this case.

However, the NFL refused to allow the NFLPA to question the accuser or the investigator, since both individuals could have disrupted their plans to suspend Ezekiel regardless of the facts.

This caused Ezekiel Elliott to appeal the suspension. While he was allowed to play the first five games of the NFL season, the appeal failed, and his six-game suspension has started immediately. When asked about the suspension and the NFLPA's battles against it, Michael Irvin said that Elliott would be smart to take the six games now to help the Dallas Cowboys.

Why take the suspension now?

Michael Irvin said the Dallas Cowboys are 2-3 right now and need Ezekiel Elliott to win this year. While Dallas has Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris, and both are great runners, Irvin said that Elliott is a home run hitter and needs to be on the field when Dallas needs him.

Irvin said the Dallas Cowboys would be better served if Ezekiel Elliott took the suspension now and then returned right after Thanksgiving to help the Cowboys in their goal of making the playoffs. Michael also said that he would rather have Elliott take the suspension now rather than risk having him miss the first six games of next season if the appeals go bad - like Tom Brady's did.

The six games that Ezekiel Elliott would miss if he takes on his suspension now would be against the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers. With or without Elliott, Dallas could come out of that series with only two or three wins.

A 4-7 record at that point would make it almost impossible for the Dallas Cowboys to make the playoffs.

However, if Dallas can fight through his suspension, they could have him ready to try to win their last five games of the season, which includes three divisional matchups. As Michael Irvin said, it might be more important for Ezekiel Elliott to think of the Cowboys right now.