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Alfred Morris | Running Back | #46

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 222
College: Florida Atlantic
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (173) / WAS
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The Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota left Alfred Morris off his 53-man roster projection for the Cowboys.
Machota instead has Keith Smith and Rod Smith making the team behind Ezekiel Elliott and Darren McFadden. It is not a shocking prediction considering the Cowboys were reportedly trying to trade Morris in March, and they will likely look to do so again once injuries strike in training camp. Jun 20 - 9:32 AM

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Alfred Morris' Cowboys future remains up in the air.

It was reported in March that the Cowboys were trying to trade their No. 3 running back, but predictably, nothing materialized. Morris' roster odds actually improved during the draft, as the Cowboys didn't select a runner. Per PFT's Charean Williams, the Cowboys — like every team — want their No. 3 back to play special teams, something Morris doesn't do. He could still end up getting flipped for a conditional seventh-rounder, but release remains a distinct possibility.
Jun 5 - 3:24 PM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Cowboys are hoping to trade Alfred Morris.

Per reporter Clarence Hill, the Cowboys believe Morris is "not a good fit in spot duty behind Ezekiel Elliott." Indeed, as someone who is a zero in the passing game, he is not. Even at an affordable $1.2 million, Morris won't generate trade interest. If the Cowboys want to move on, it will have to be via Morris' release.
Mar 2 - 6:19 PM

Alfred Morris rushed eight times for 12 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for three yards Week 17 against the Eagles.

Morris did not get the start, but he rotated fairly evenly with Darren McFadden. Neither player found much success. Ezekiel Elliott will get as much work as he can handle in the postseason.
Jan 1 - 4:14 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Alfred Morris could be a healthy scratch Sunday in Week 15 against the Buccaneers.

Even if Alf plays, he'll be third on the depth chart behind Ezekiel Elliott and Darren McFadden, who is set to return after missing 13 games with an elbow injury. Morris has averaged just 3.8 yards per carry while filling a change-of-pace role this season. McFadden is now the handcuff to own in Dallas.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:50:00 AM

Alfred Morris contributed 13 yards on four carries and pulled in his only target for six yards Sunday in the Cowboys' Week 10 win over the Steelers.

Morris got a series to himself while Ezekiel Elliott took a breather in the second quarter, but that was about the extent of his involvement. He’s a solid handcuff for Zeke but lacks standalone value. Alf will be off the fantasy radar next week versus Baltimore.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 09:34:00 PM

Alfred Morris had three carries for six yards in Dallas' Week 8 win over the Eagles.

Morris played seven snaps behind Ezekiel Elliott. He's been held under 10 touches in every game this season.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 12:52:00 AM

Alfred Morris rushed six times for 33 yards in the Cowboys' Week 5 win over the Bengals.

Morris continues to play the role of caddy for red-hot Ezekiel Elliott and is a must-have handcuff in season-long leagues. Morris lacks standalone value, however, with touch totals of 7, 5, 6, 7, and 6 through five games.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed seven times for 34 yards in the Cowboys' Week 4 win over the 49ers.

He played 12 snaps, fewer than Lance Dunbar (17) while Ezekiel Elliott continued to dominate usage. Alf is a strong handcuff for Elliott owners, but he lacks standalone value with touch totals of 7, 5, 6, and 7 through four games.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:35:00 PM

Alfred Morris had five carries for 15 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against Chicago.

He was the clear No. 2 back despite Ezekiel Elliott’s fumbles last week. Morris vultured a three-yard touchdown at the end of the first half, but was otherwise quiet. He remains just a handcuff.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Alfred Morris rushed five times for seven yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

Ezekiel Elliott fumbled twice -- losing one -- and Morris got the call on a goal-line carry late in the game where he knifed into the end zone from four yards out. If Elliott keeps making mistakes, the Cowboys are going to have to give Morris more run. Morris should be stashed in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 04:42:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Alfred Morris will have an "increased role" against the Redskins in Week 2.

Per Rapsheet, the Cowboys are planning to "ramp up his touches." We'll believe it when we see it. Morris played just 18 snaps in the opener while being out-touched 21-7 by rookie starter Ezekiel Elliott. Though Morris will have plenty of motivation to stick it to his former team on Sunday, we imagine he'll still be fighting for scraps behind 'Zeke.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Appearing on ESPN Thursday afternoon, Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said Alfred Morris might play more snaps in Week 2.

Morris played 18 snaps in the opener, taking the rock seven times for 35 yards. He was much more effective on a per-carry basis than Ezekiel Elliott, but this isn't about to be a timeshare backfield. Elliott should get another huge workload against the Redskins, while Morris remains a pure handcuff.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 02:21:00 PM

Alfred Morris rushed seven times for 35 yards in Dallas' Week 1 loss to the Giants.

Morris generated just 16 fewer yards than Ezekiel Elliott on 13 fewer carries, and got two second half series to himself. Still, it was Elliott the Cowboys went with down the stretch. Even if Elliott struggles for several weeks, Morris won't be elevated beyond a breather-back role. He's a pure handcuff from a fantasy standpoint.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 08:19:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Cowboys RB Alfred Morris will have a "role" behind starter Ezekiel Elliott.

Werder also reports Elliott will be the starter, a question which has not been in much doubt since he was made the No. 4 overall pick. Elliott will handle the lion's share of the work, but there will be carries to go around in an offense which should be as run-heavy as any this season. Still, Morris is nothing more than a handcuff at this point.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 11:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Dak Prescott
2Kellen Moore
3Cooper Rush
4Zac Dysert
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3Alfred Morris
4Jahad Thomas
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
FB1Keith Smith
2Rod Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
4Andy Jones
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Lucky Whitehead
4Noah Brown
5Lance Lenoir
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Rico Gathers
5Connor Hamlett
LT1Tyron Smith
2Clay DeBord
LG1Jonathan Cooper
2Chaz Green
3Nate Theaker
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
3Ruben Carter
4Ross Burbank
RG1Zack Martin
2Kadeem Edwards
3Dan Skipper
RT1La'El Collins
2Emmett Cleary
3Byron Bell
K1Dan Bailey