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Alfred Morris | Running Back | #46

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 224
College: Florida Atlantic
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (173) / WAS
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ESPN's Todd Archer thinks the Cowboys "could" use a "committee approach" at running back during Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension.
Preseason usage suggests Darren McFadden will be the guy while Elliott is suspended, but Alfred Morris has looked like the better player through two games. That said, the Cowboys were shopping Morris during the offseason and had him working behind Rod Smith early in camp. McFadden looks like the player to own, but Morris is a name to remember in deeper formats. Aug 15 - 12:35 PM

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Alfred Morris rushed seven times for 42 yards in the Cowboys' Hall-of-Fame game win over the Cardinals.

Morris played deep into the second quarter, something essentially unheard of for a sixth-year veteran. In fairness, Morris showed the best best of the backs Dallas trotted out for Thursday night's game. Morris has been running behind RB/FB "Rod Smith" of late, but Morris ran ahead of Smith in Canton.
Aug 3 - 11:28 PM

Alfred Morris worked behind RB/FB Rod Smith in the Cowboys' running back order at minicamp and has stayed behind Smith in training camp.

No relation to the ex-Broncos receiver, Smith is a third-year UDFA out of Ohio State. The Cowboys have clearly soured on Morris and his lack of versatility, demoting him to fourth on the depth chart behind Zeke Elliott, Darren McFadden, and now Smith. Even with a potential suspension hanging over Elliott's head, Morris is far from a good bet to make Dallas' 53-man roster.
Jul 30 - 2:22 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Dak Prescott
2Kellen Moore
3Luke McCown
4Cooper Rush
RB1Darren McFadden
2Alfred Morris
3Rod Smith
4Ronnie Hillman
5Ezekiel Elliott
GLB1Darren McFadden
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Darren McFadden
2Rod Smith
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
4Uzoma Nwachukwu
5Corey Washington
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Andy Jones
4Noah Brown
5Lance Lenoir
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Geoff Swaim
3Rico Gathers
4James Hanna
5M.J. McFarland
6Blake Jarwin
LT1Tyron Smith
2Emmett Cleary
3Kadeem Edwards
LG1Jonathan Cooper
2Chaz Green
3Nate Theaker
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
3Ross Burbank
RG1Zack Martin
2Clay DeBord
RT1La'el Collins
2Byron Bell
3Dan Skipper
K1Dan Bailey