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Alfred Morris expected to visit Cowboys on Monday

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins hands the ball off to running back Alfred Morris #46 of the Washington Redskins in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at FedExField on November 15, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Redskins invited running back Alfred Morris to go out and find a great contract offer as a free agent, something that hasn’t happened since the new league year opened last Wednesday.

Morris is getting set to take his first visit of free agency, though, and he’ll be doing it with a team that the Redskins know well. Nick Eatman of the Cowboys website reports that Morris will be in Dallas on Monday to meet with the Cowboys.

Morris is coming off the least productive season of his four-year NFL career and failed to cross the 1,000-yard mark for the first time as a pro. That production in the first three years could have some appeal to the Cowboys as they’d be able to put him behind a strong offensive line and team him with Darren McFadden in order to keep down the wear and tear after 1,078 carries in Morris’ first four seasons.

The Redskins didn’t slam the door on a Morris return with president Bruce Allen saying “we’ll see what happens with us” should he fail to land a job with another team. If things work out in Dallas, Morris’ only return to Washington will come when the Cowboys pay their annual visit during the regular season.

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35 Responses to “Alfred Morris expected to visit Cowboys on Monday”
  1. keys2heat says: Mar 18, 2016 3:01 PM

    Please don’t ALF. Just no. Hail to my new team, the Washington Redskins.

  2. BigAlHeBDMan says: Mar 18, 2016 3:02 PM

    Behind that Dallas O Line, Morris may once again flourish.

  3. redsoxu571 says: Mar 18, 2016 3:09 PM

    If a broken down Darren McFadden (who at this point is no better than a below-average RB, and that’s at best) can have as strong a year as he did behind that OL last season, Morris could definitely put up Pro Bowl caliber numbers. If I were he, I would shoot for whatever 1 year salary Dallas would be willing to offer, and then use the likely excellent season as a springboard to a multi-year deal next offseason.

  4. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 18, 2016 3:12 PM

    He needs to go to Seattle and run in that Tom Cable ZBS.

  5. steamingpilerex says: Mar 18, 2016 3:17 PM

    as Tannenbaum snoozes……..

  6. 6thsense10 says: Mar 18, 2016 3:20 PM

    Morris just didn’t fit Gruden’so offense. His biggest liability is he has hands of stone which essentially makes him a 2 down back which in turn impacted how many plays per game he was on the field. Which was also a problem because ALF needs a fairly high number of carries to really get going.

    I hope he finds a home where he can grow because he really is a good runner and a humble guy who was never paid big time NFL money. Loved watching him his first few years in DC.

  7. eazeback says: Mar 18, 2016 3:27 PM

    Booooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

  8. bhindenemylines says: Mar 18, 2016 3:33 PM

    Do it, Jerry.

    He’ll be a much better back behind that line, and you’ll be taking a good offensive weapon away from a divisional opponent.

    Don’t let this guy leave without a contract!

  9. elevandoo says: Mar 18, 2016 3:43 PM

    Morris outperformed the redskins contract -wasn’t even close. He earned their loyalty.

  10. jsbrasha says: Mar 18, 2016 3:46 PM

    Dallas (or any team) would get a workhouse and exceptional teammate in Alf – in other words the perfect anti-Hardy.
    6thsense10 is mostly right about the hands issue, but Alf can and has caught screens/dump offs effectively, though I realize that’s not the same as being a serious threat on routes.
    Alf’s biggest issue is he’s not quick to the hole, but he has good vision and power when a team sets up runs with counters and aggressive pulls. He’s a forward ‘leaner’ once he’s in a gap and almost always falls for extra yards. I believe he would quickly overtake McFadden as the primary back in the Cowboys system. I despise the ‘Boys but I’ll always root for Alf.

  11. boyso3 says: Mar 18, 2016 3:53 PM

    Perfect replacement for Blount in New England. As it stands right now, we already have enough “change of pace” backs so I think bringing in Morris would be beneficial to both parties. Morris would get a chance on a great team to get his value up for his next big contract and the Pats need a bruiser that can get more than 3.5 yards per carry. Win win for both.

  12. footbal1q says: Mar 18, 2016 3:54 PM

    As a die hard REDSKINS fan I can only wish Morris the best even if he’s with the Cowboys. he’s a true professional I hope to see you back HTTR!

  13. edavidberg says: Mar 18, 2016 3:56 PM

    This makes too much sense for it not to happen.

  14. corny715 says: Mar 18, 2016 4:00 PM

    Too bad he can’t catch and runs a 4.9 40. He only broke 2 tackles all year.

  15. badrex says: Mar 18, 2016 4:00 PM

    He’d provide the Cowboys a much needed touch of class.

  16. Pftsliberalagenda says: Mar 18, 2016 4:10 PM

    If we thought Demarco Murray was good with that line, alf will be 1st team all pro and run for 1800

  17. mweekes22 says: Mar 18, 2016 4:13 PM

    Draft a running back…don’t take a division rival’s ex-bum…i.e. demarco murray.

  18. bhindenemylines says: Mar 18, 2016 4:16 PM

    “Alf’s biggest issue is he’s not quick to the hole, but he has good vision and power when a team sets up runs with counters and aggressive pulls.”

    See DeMarco Murray & The Dallas Oline in 2014. That’s exactly how he got 1800+ yards.

  19. newsletterczar says: Mar 18, 2016 4:19 PM

    Great locker room presence and much loved in Washington; not sure what he has left in the tank but I root for Alfred Morris.

  20. marylandcowboy says: Mar 18, 2016 4:20 PM

    I for one would love to see Morris with a star on his helmet. Behind that O line Dallas has he could really flourish, and at the same time be a nice insurance policy if McFadden were to get injured. They have Dunbar back to catch the ball in that situation and then two brusing backs to run up the middle behind their line. Wow I’m all in. Get it done Jerry. Don’t let another free agent visitor with alot of upside leave without a contract and sign somewhere else.

  21. professorpigskin46 says: Mar 18, 2016 4:48 PM

    As a Skins fan I wish Morris all the best. He’s a classy and down to earth guy. A much better improvement than the underwear bandit/casino brawler that used to carry the ball in Dallas.

  22. thetroofishere says: Mar 18, 2016 5:35 PM

    redsoxu571 says:
    Mar 18, 2016 3:09 PM
    If a broken down Darren McFadden (who at this point is no better than a below-average RB, and that’s at best) can have as strong a year as he did behind that OL last season, Morris could definitely put up Pro Bowl caliber numbers. If I were he, I would shoot for whatever 1 year salary Dallas would be willing to offer, and then use the likely excellent season as a springboard to a multi-year deal next offseason.

    ================

    You do know that Run DMC was top 5 in rushing yards last year with only 11 starts?

  23. jsrdc says: Mar 18, 2016 5:39 PM

    @ corny715 says:

    “Too bad he can’t catch and runs a 4.9 40. He only broke 2 tackles all year.”

    Actually, he ran a 4.63 forty in college. Yeah he has slowed down since, but he is averaging a 4.4 ypc average.

    Secondly, he is a 6th round pick out of FAU. A 6th round pick won’t

    Lastly, if you want your RB to break more tackles, you will need more help from your line to block up front. It isn’t his fault the 4skin line sucked in 2015 – ranked 25th overall and 31st in run blocking by PFF. Dallas was # 1, and will likely be top 5 yet again this year. You saw the success McFadden had in Dallas. With Morris aboard, he too will have success running the ball behind a GOOD offensive line.

    Sounds to me you are simply butt-hurt because he may be signed by an NFC East rival. Try some zinc – it happens to work very well for butt-hurt. And as we all know, 4skin fans have had a serious case of butt-hurt for decades. The only fans with an even worse case of butt-hurt are the Eagle fans.

  24. jsrdc says: Mar 18, 2016 5:45 PM

    Sign him for next to nothing, and watch as he plows through the 4skin defensive defense running behind a good O-line.

    Would be a very solid and inexpensive FA signing that adds major depth to a thin RB crew at the moment.

    McFadden, Morris, Dunbar, and a solid rookie, and this running game is solid for the 2016 season.

  25. kokomike says: Mar 18, 2016 5:57 PM

    Alf, if you go to Dallas, they will run you into the ground. So, make them pay you.

  26. chimpychimps says: Mar 18, 2016 6:31 PM

    Classy player liked by all- but he has lost a step and he wasn’t fast to begin with. He looks like he knows he lost a step, and now he hesitates to hit the hole and he falls down with first contact, something that used to rarely happen. He gave strong production to the skins, I’d be happy for him if Dallas pays him.

  27. metalman5150 says: Mar 18, 2016 7:15 PM

    Say it ain’t so, Al Mo

  28. genericcommenter says: Mar 18, 2016 7:28 PM

    I feel bad for the guy because he never got a chance to cash in (and never will, probably) despite being very productive on his low-draft pick rookie deal. At least he seems like a frugal guy, and he should have something left to offer as a role player for a couple more years.

  29. fedora59 says: Mar 18, 2016 7:43 PM

    What’s it all mean, Alfie?

  30. cowboyfandc says: Mar 18, 2016 7:50 PM

    Never been big on ex-DEADSKIN players but behind a true OLINE, Morris can be dominant. I’m happy with Run DMC and Dunbar but Morris can spell DMC nd were down defenses at the end of games.

    Let’s do it!!!!

  31. 1standinches says: Mar 18, 2016 8:20 PM

    Redskins are stupid. This guy shared carries with another running back, of course he’s not going to rush for 1,000, he rushed for 1, 000 three straight years and the team failed to use him properly and Redskins think he’s not worth signing?.. Wow.. What a dumb organization..

  32. punkyqb says: Mar 18, 2016 8:39 PM

    Dallas has a lot of running backs now, to bad they don’t have a qb to hand off,

  33. corny715 says: Mar 18, 2016 8:47 PM

    He had opportunities galore last season and did nothing. A back needs to create every now and then. Can’t block em all. As for not being used properly…… Lol. Hand the ball to Alfred or toss it to Jordan reed, crowder, garçon or d jack. Hmmmm.

  34. dnvrfan11 says: Mar 19, 2016 8:15 AM

    Just look at what the O line did for Mcfadden this year and Murray the years before. Would be a great fit for Morris

  35. pastorbobs says: Mar 21, 2016 3:54 PM

    Somebody’s going to give him a shot, behind that line Morris would be a solid option, and maybe a 1000+ yarder again.

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