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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ezekiel Elliott has been granted another temporary restraining order by the Southern District of New York, and will be allowed to play Week 7.
It takes Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden off the Week 7 fantasy radar. Elliott could also be available for Week 8, but that's yet to be determined. Beyond that is entirely unclear. It's still not a bad idea to add McFadden and Morris in fantasy, it's just unclear when they might be usable. Oct 17 - 8:05 PM

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Alfred Morris was held to one yard on four carries in Week 1.

Morris was the No. 2 back with Darren McFadden a surprise inactive. Despite the nondescript game, Morris looks like the handcuff for Ezekiel Elliott going forward.
Sep 10 - 11:55 PM

Alfred Morris rushed nine times for 56 yards in the Cowboys' regular season dress rehearsal.

The Cowboys played in the Hall of Fame Game, so they're through four exhibition contests now. Morris has gained 158 yards on 30 carries (5.27 YPC), often looking like a superior between-the-tackles option than Darren McFadden. McFadden's all-purpose skills and dependability have him ahead of Morris on the depth chart, however. McFadden is likely to begin the year as Dallas' every-down back, while Morris chips in 5-8 change-up carries per game.
Aug 27 - 1:14 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Dak Prescott
2Kellen Moore
3Cooper Rush
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Darren McFadden
4Rod Smith
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Noah Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1Jonathan Cooper
2Chaz Green
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
2Byron Bell
RT1La'el Collins
K1Dan Bailey