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Draft Scout Alfred Morris News
08/21/16 - RB Alfred Morris is proving he is not done after not being re-signed by the Washington Redskins and joining the Cowboys in off season. He had 85 yards on 13 carries against the Miami Dolphins last Friday. "I never feel like I have to prove anything," Morris said. "This is my fifth year, and I've had success on the ground. I was fortunate to have success early in my career. ... It's an opportunity to say, 'Look, I've done this and I still can do this despite what happened last year to me. I'm still the same guy I was in 2012 as I am in 2016.'"
06/16/16 - RB Alfred Morris is getting more of a look and more of a chance with Darren McFadden out for two months with a fractured elbow. Morris doesn't look anything like a declining back from his days with the Washington Redskins.
"You never want anybody to get hurt," Morris said. "But I never even thought about it like that, as an opportunity. Honestly, I was just more concerned with him and his well-being, not like, 'Oh, I get an extra opportunity.' I feel like they did a good job of splitting up our reps anyway. Everybody gets an honest opportunity to showcase what they can do. Really, with him gone, it doesn't change much honestly. The only thing it does is it does change that we don't have our leader in the room. We don't have the savvy vet who's been doing it for quite some time, since I was still in college and he was playing. We do lose that factor of it. But overall, they always do a good job of splitting up reps between all the backs. It doesn't open up more of an opportunity for me."
Morris rushed for 3,962 yards and scored 28 touchdowns on 876 carries his first three seasons, beginning his career with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Though he again started all 16 games in 2015, Morris split snaps with Matt Jones and Chris Thompson and fell 249 yards short of 1,000.
Morris found the free-agent market lacking and signed an incentive-laden, two-year contract with the Cowboys worth up to $5.5 million.
"To us, he is not overlooked," running backs coach Gary Brown said. "He looks very, very good. The only thing he is struggling with right now is the terminology. When he gets the ball in his hands, and he is doing things on the grass, he is really good."
03/22/16 - RB Alfred Morris has parlayed his worst season into a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.
According to multiple reports, Morris' agent, Sean Stellato, has confirmed that the 27-year-old Florida Atlantic product and the Cowboys had struck a deal.
Financial terms were not immediately available.
The fifth all-time leading rusher in Washington history finished 2015 with the lowest production of his four-year career with 806 yards overall and one touchdown. He averaged career lows in yards per carry (3.7) and yards after contact (1.45).
Morris joins a team whom he had quite a bit of success against. In eight career games against the Cowboys, Morris rushed for 710 yards and seven touchdowns on 152 carries, averaging 4.67 yards per attempt.
No running back has carried the ball more times in the past four years than the 1,078 times Morris has recorded.
01/11/16 - RB Alfred Morris has been a mainstay since his rookie year in 2012, when he and Robert Griffin III powered a dominant offense. Now Morris is a free agent, unsure whether he will be back with the Redskins in 2016.
01/10/16 - RB Alfred Morris had 11 carries for 50 yards, with a long of 19 yards. "We just didn't make enough plays," Morris said. "We made mistakes, so kudos to their defense for sticking in there because at first we had the momentum on our side and they found a way to shift it."