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Draft Scout Alfred Morris News
10/16/17 - RB Alfred Morris will get to start in place of a suspended Ezekiel Elliott. He has been the primary backup through the first five games. But this will be committee approach, with Rod Smith handling third downs and Darren McFadden spelling Morris.
09/20/16 - RB Alfred Morris rushed five times for 7 yards against the Redskins but most importantly he had the game winning touchdown against his former team. It was his first score as a Cowboy and the 30th of his career.
09/18/16 - RB Alfred Morris swore afterward that his return to Washington held no special significance. His fourth-quarter touchdown, however, was very significant.
Morris scored on a 4-yard run with 4:45 left to help the Cowboys defeat his former team, the Redskins, 27-23 on Sunday. "No vindication, no hard feelings, no anything," said Morris, who was allowed to leave as a free agent in the offseason after four years with Washington.
Morris had five carries for 7 yards and a touchdown. He spent his first four seasons with Washington and ranks fifth on the team's all-time rushing list with 4,713 yards.
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."