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Alfred Morris | Running Back | #46

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 222
College: Florida Atlantic
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 6 (173) / WAS
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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. Sep 18 - 4:42 PM

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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.
Sep 18 - 10:26 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.
Sep 15 - 2:21 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.
Sep 11 - 8:19 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.
Sep 10 - 11:23 AM

Alfred Morris rushed five times for 17 yards in Thursday's preseason game, adding two catches for 11 yards.

Morris entered after Ezekiel Elliott torched the Seahawks' stout first-team defense in his preseason debut. Still only 27, Morris should have plenty left in the tank as a runner — he's rushed 21 times for 113 yards this preseason — but is a distant second behind Zeke on the depth chart. Morris is a pure handcuff, albeit one that will have serious fantasy value behind Dallas' dominant line were Elliott to go down with injury.
Aug 26 - 12:29 AM

Alfred Morris had 13 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against Miami.

Morris started with Ezekiel Elliott sidelined. He played deep into the first half, but rushed for 64 of his yards in the opening quarter. Morris is now up to 96 yards on 16 carries (6.0 YPC) through two preseason games. With Darren McFadden's Week 1 status uncertain, Morris could open the year as the No. 2 back.
Aug 19 - 9:38 PM

Alfred Morris said he has no regrets about signing with the Cowboys.

"This is where I’m supposed to be and I’m excited about the opportunity here and looking forward to it," Morris said. Morris was poised for a big role in Dallas' offense after signing in late March, but the selection of Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 overall pick put that possibility to bed. As of now, Morris projects as an early-down breather back with very limited fantasy value.
Source: ESPN
May 2 - 9:47 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said new signee Alfred Morris is behind Darren McFadden on the depth chart.

Jones went so far as to say DMC will get the "bulk" of the carries. Depth chart proclamations are almost always meaningless in March, but that's especially true for this one. The Cowboys could easily take a running back with the No. 4 overall pick. McFadden, meanwhile, had a renaissance 2015, but is an injury-prone, straight-line runner. If there's no draft competition — which is unlikely — we'd imagine Morris will probably have the edge on early downs, with DMC perhaps monopolizing passing situations as the Cowboys wait for Lance Dunbar (torn ACL) to get back to full health.
Mar 22 - 4:40 PM

Cowboys signed RB Alfred Morris, formerly of the Redskins, to a two-year, $3.5 million contract.

Morris was a workhorse his first two years in the league, gaining 2,888 yards with 20 touchdowns on 611 carries (4.73 YPC) in Mike Shanahan's zone-run scheme. He struggled to continue that success in Jay Gruden's power-oriented offense, managing a career-low 3.72 yards per carry last year. Morris' career appears to be trending in the wrong direction, but a new scheme and an elite offensive line could certainly help turn his fortunes around. Only 27, Morris is a good reclamation project for the Cowboys and will be a solid post-hype sleeper in fantasy. His primary competition for touches will come from Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar, assuming Dallas doesn't draft an early-round running back.
Mar 22 - 9:59 AM

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys aren't the only team pursuing free agent Alfred Morris.

Morris is visiting Dallas on Monday, but curiously, owner Jerry Jones, executive VP Stephen Jones and coach Jason Garrett are all away from the team facility attending the league meetings in Florida. It would seem to be an unideal day to host a free agent you're actually interested in signing. Per reporter Brandon George, the Cowboys are further along with free agent CB Patrick Robinson than they are with Morris.
Mar 21 - 1:37 PM

Free agent RB Alfred Morris is expected to visit the Cowboys on Monday.

Morris has had a quiet market this offseason after limping through a miserable 2015 campaign. Dallas would be as good a landing spot as any for Morris and he should have more success behind the Cowboys' strong offensive line. Morris is only a year younger than incumbent starter Darren McFadden. Even if Morris lands in Dallas, the Cowboys are still expected to target Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 pick.
Mar 18 - 2:59 PM

Free agent Alfred Morris thanked the Redskins Saturday in a farewell message on Instagram.

The Redskins have had brief discussions with Morris ahead of free agency, but there hasn't been a contract offer yet and Alf is probably right in assuming he's played his last down in Washington. "No matter what happens I will always be a part of #RedskinsNation and a special thanks to all the fans and their abundance of love, support, and loyalty," said Morris. The 27-year-old averaged a career-worst 3.7 yards per carry last season while failing to reach 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his career.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 6 - 8:22 AM

The Redskins have had discussions with free agent Alfred Morris.

Washington hasn't made him an offer yet and Morris is still expected to hit the open market. Free agency came at a bad time for Morris, who is coming off a career-worst season. ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini suggested he could be a fallback option for New York if Chris Ivory leaves. If the Redskins don't address running back in the draft or free agency, Matt Jones would open 2016 as the lead back.
Mar 4 - 4:28 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini pegs free agent Alfred Morris as a potential fallback option for New York if it can't re-sign Chris Ivory.

Ivory is expected to try and command $4 million annually on the open market after staying mostly healthy with the Jets the past couple seasons. Morris is likely being viewed as a bargain-bin running back coming off a horrible year with the Redskins after coach Jay Gruden essentially kicked him to the side in favor of rookie Matt Jones. Despite his 5'10/224 size, Morris isn't a tough, rugged inside runner for a power offense. He fits best in a zone-blocking scheme.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 2 - 10:41 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Dak Prescott
2Mark Sanchez
3Tony Romo
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Lance Dunbar
4Darius Jackson
5Darren McFadden
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Keith Smith
2Rod Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Lucky Whitehead
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Geoff Swaim
3James Hanna
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
K1Dan Bailey