After spending last season employing Greg Hardy, the Dallas Cowboys now may be facing the prospect of having another player embroiled in a domestic violence incident. Deadspin unearthed Instagram photos from a woman (Tiffany Thompson) that is reportedly Ezekiel Elliott's ex-girlfriend which show the results of alleged domestic abuse. The woman's account has since been made private, but the photos are included below:



A police report had since been obtained by TMZ Sports.

The female accuser filed a report with the Columbus PD in Ohio Friday morning ... saying she was assaulted by Elliott -- who she claims is her former live-in boyfriend -- while sitting in the driver's seat of her parked vehicle.

The officers who responded to the scene say the woman claims she had pain in her wrist and a red mark -- but declined medical treatment.

Cops contacted Elliott -- who denied striking the woman. He also said he never lived with her.

In the report, cops list the accuser as a 20-year-old woman -- 5'5", 120 lbs. Elliott is listed at 6'0", 225 lbs.

According to the report, cops also spoke with 4 witnesses -- but they all told cops they didn't see an assault. One of the witnesses was in the car at the time of the alleged incident.

TMZ Sports also spoke with Elliott's agent, who said, "I can assure you [the allegations] are not true." Thompson was referred to the prosecutor's office if she wants to press charges.