Cowboys To Shop Alfred Morris

The Cowboys’ addition of running back Alfred Morris via free agency last year proved to be somewhat superfluous, as they later went on to select workhorse Ezekiel Elliott fourth overall in the draft. Elliott earned first-team All-Pro status as a rookie after leading the NFL in rushing yards (1,631) and carries (322). Morris picked up just 69 attempts, meanwhile, and the Cowboys are now planning to shop him around the league, according to Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram.

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The 28-year-old Morris is due a relatively meager $1.2MM base salary in 2017, the final season of his contract, and getting rid of him would make it more realistic for the team to retain at least one of Darren McFadden or Lance Dunbar – two impending free agent rushers. McFadden is open to staying in Dallas as Elliott’s backup, though two other clubs are showing interest in the soon-to-be 30-year-old, per Hill. While he played only four games last season because of an elbow injury, McFadden isn’t far removed from a thousand-yard showing in 2015.

A Redskin from 2012-15, Morris has gone past the 1,000-yard mark three times during his five-year career, but his effectiveness has faded in recent seasons. He averaged a subpar 3.7 yards per carry on 202 tries in his final season in Washington and posted a 3.5 YPC in what could be his only Dallas campaign. Morris has been a bell cow, having exceeded 200 attempts in four seasons, and his need for carries makes him a poor fit for the Cowboys, notes Hill.

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12 comments on “Cowboys To Shop Alfred Morris

    • Clark

      3rd is WAY too much a 5th or 7th is more likely he didn’t really produce

  1. Clark

    Vikings maybe? Extremely cheap and if there’s an O-line would have a 1,000 yard season

  2. Dwak15

    Why though? With McFadden and Dunbar as free agents and Morris being a good cheap backup?

    • TJECK109

      Why in the world would any team give up a 3rd and 6th for this guy? Most RBs aren’t even taken till the 2nd round any more. You’ll be lucky to get a 3rd day pick not a 3rd round pick

    • mikey

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he asked for it. He signed there last year projected to be the starter, but then after they signed him they draft Zeke. Probably just wants a starting job again, though that time is probably in the past and he’ll stay backup.

  3. Pjzza

    Chiefs send Charcandrick West and a 5th rounder for Alfred Morris and a 7th next year.

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