Jerry Jones: Alfred Morris will get more carries

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The Cowboys have had plenty of time to contemplate how their offense will line up without Ezekiel Elliott since he was suspended ahead of Week One of the regular season, but the legal machinations surrounding the suspension have kept them from having to execute their plan.

The latest machination was Monday night’s decision to deny Elliott a preliminary injunction blocking the suspension pending other courtroom wrangling. Barring another zig or zag, that leaves Elliott set to start his six-game ban this weekend.

During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave some insight into how the Cowboys will fill out the backfield with Elliott out of the picture. Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, that Alfred Morris will get more carries but also added that Darren McFadden and Rod Smith will have roles in the offense over the next six weeks.

Morris has 13 carries for 105 yards in five games this season while Smith has 10 carries for 69 yards. McFadden has not played at all this year.

23 responses to “Jerry Jones: Alfred Morris will get more carries

  1. Yeah. Water is wet. Dallas either abandons the run game or someone will get more carries.
    Jerry’s just talking-on his regular radio appearance- and saying little.

  2. bobC927 says:
    October 31, 2017 at 10:26 am
    Isn’t this type of dialog usually done by the head coach?
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    Wait…thought JJ was the coach?

  3. Rod Smith is averaging 6.9 yds/carry, when given the opportunity. Pretty good stats, I would say. I have been totally befuddled, as to why DMac has been IA all season. Before we drafted Zeke, he had a 1000 yard season? Alf is not a big “playmaker” type, but just up the gut player, to grind out the yards, and a totally great guy off the field! It will be very interesting as to how this plays out!!!

  4. Alfred Morris is solid.

    On another note, can we all agree that Jerry Jones is one of the biggest dirt bags in all of sports? Sitting there souring over the “unfair” treatment of his player, yet he supports it when it comes down on another team (Brady). And no, I’m not a pats fan.

  5. bobC927 says:
    October 31, 2017 at 10:26 am
    Isn’t this type of dialog usually done by the head coach?
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    I would think after almost 30 years of “Jerry” folks would stop asking this question. Jerry is the owner who chased off a two-time SB winning coach because Jerry wanted to be the man.

  6. brendafortheboyz says:
    October 31, 2017 at 11:35 am
    Rod Smith is averaging 6.9 yds/carry, when given the opportunity. Pretty good stats, I would say. I have been totally befuddled, as to why DMac has been IA all season. Before we drafted Zeke, he had a 1000 yard season? Alf is not a big “playmaker” type, but just up the gut player, to grind out the yards, and a totally great guy off the field! It will be very interesting as to how this plays out!!!
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    Cowboys have been keeping McFadden out to not risk injury. They knew they were going to be w/o Elliott for several games. He’s very similar to Elliott in style. He’ll be the lead.

  7. McFadden is nearly the blocker that Elliott is, also he wears down as the game gets into the second half and fourth quarter. Elliott gets stronger, the man is simply a beast. Would have been in the Cowboys best interest to have started this suspension two weeks ago, as they would have still won against the 49ers and the beat up Redskins. They are heading into the hardest stretch of their schedule with Chiefs, Falcons and Eagles back to back to back. They have a little break with the Chargers after that, but that would have been the 6th game of the suspension had it started two weeks ago. Now they will face 3 division opponents without Zeke, Eagles, Redskins (presumably healthier than last week) and the Giants. Not the best strategy to go after any NFC East tie breakers.

  8. By the way, for anyone who claims there isn’t a drop off with the backs Dallas has, think about this . . . not one of those three backs could have done what Elliott did in either of the last two games. As a matter of fact I don’t think any of those backs could have put up numbers in both those games that would match Elliott’s numbers in either one of those games. It is wishful thinking to not expect a significant drop off in RB production.

  9. Mcfadden is every bit the running back he was when he put up 1000 in 11 games in 2015, Alf still has juice and Rod Smith has some serious power and underrated quickness. Still would rather have Zeke, but rb is not going to be an issue for my Cowboys.

  10. @ daysend564

    Thanks! Makes perfect sense due to DMac’s injury history. I would really like for Smith to get a couple of series, just to see how he fares! We may have a gem & not really know it 🙂

  11. Why is this owner out in public giving information to his team’s next opponents about the Cowboys’ strategy? Maybe he’s just lying to fool the opponents?

    This is the kind of mastermind thinking that has led the Cowboys to a 52% winning record in the last 22 years.

  12. bobC927 says:

    Isn’t this type of dialog usually done by the head coach?
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    Either the coach or the general manager. Last I checked, Jerry was a GM with three rings.

  13. adultsportfan says:
    October 31, 2017 at 12:32 pm
    Why is this owner out in public giving information to his team’s next opponents about the Cowboys’ strategy? Maybe he’s just lying to fool the opponents?

    This is the kind of mastermind thinking that has led the Cowboys to a 52% winning record in the last 22 years.

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    People like you make me laugh. Not many owners have 3 SB rings. I like the way you stopped at 22. Take it back to 26 and you see that changed. You do know that he was the owner right and did the same thing.

  14. adultsportfan says:

    Why is this owner out in public giving information to his team’s next opponents about the Cowboys’ strategy? Maybe he’s just lying to fool the opponents?
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    A 5th grader would know Morris will get more carries, man. He stated the obvious.

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