ARLINGTON, Texas — After more than 25 hours of discussion, including Ezekiel Elliott testifying in own defense, the hearing to appeal a six-game suspension of the Dallas Cowboys running back for violating the league’s personal conduct policy finally ended Thursday.

Now the wait begins for NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson to issue a decision on whether to uphold the suspension, reduce it or vacate it entirely.

The appeal began Tuesday and Henderson is expected to come to a quick decision, perhaps as early as Monday.

Henderson is being pressured into making a decision by Monday, according to ESPN.

The date is key because a vacated decision could put Elliott on the field for the Sept. 10 opener at home against the New York Giants.

CHIEFS: Kansas City released veteran offensive lineman Jah Reid, one day after acquiring former first-round pick Cam Erving in a trade with Cleveland.

49ERS-LIONS: San Francisco acquired offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson from Detroit for an undisclosed draft pick.

STEELERS: Pittsburgh signed General Manager Kevin Colbert to an extension through the 2020 draft.

PANTHERS: Tight end Greg Olsen restructured his contract, which could allow him to make an additional $2 million this season if he reaches certain incentives.

IN COOPERATION with the broadcast partners that pay most of its bills, the NFL altered its procedure for commercial breaks, reducing them from five (or more) per quarter to four.

That means breaks will be longer, but most will consider it a small price to pay to avoid frustrating fans – and players, and coaches, and fans in the stadium – with frequent interruptions.

That includes the most frustrating – when an advertising break after a score is followed by another break after the kickoff.

TEXANS: A person familiar with the negotiations said Houston and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins agreed to a five-year, $81 million contract extension.

RAMS: The $2.6 billion stadium the team is building will be the world’s costliest venue with a ticket pricing plan that would offer the most expensive seats in NFL history.

According to a document obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the highest-priced personal seat licenses could range from $175,000 to $225,000 per seat. The license only entitles the owner to buy a season ticket after paying the one-time fee, which in a first for the NFL will be refundable – without interest – after 50 years.