Alfred Morris returns to the Cowboys

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The Cowboys aren’t going to wait around for Ezekiel Elliott.

Running back Alfred Morris has returned to Dallas after a one-year stint in San Francisco. His agents, the Katz Brothers, have confirmed to PFT that Morris has agreed to terms with the Cowboys.

The move comes on the same day that Morris visited the Saints.

A stellar rookie with Washington in 2012 who was overshadowed by Robert Griffin III, Morris racked up 1,613 rushing yards that year, a career high.

Morris started five games with the Cowboys in 2017, who lost Elliott to a suspension for six games. The best game that year from Morris came on a Thursday night against Washington, when Morris rushed for 127 yards on 27 carries.

The not-so-subtle message to Elliott from the Cowboys is this: We’re moving forward. Still, there’s a fundamental difference between Morris and Elliott from a skill standpoint.

25 responses to “Alfred Morris returns to the Cowboys

  1. I like Morris a lot, but he’s no Zeke, not even close. And what does that say about how the Cowboys feel about the other RBs in camp?

  2. Highly doubtful that defenses are scared of Alfred Morris. Makes the Cowboys offense one dimensional, so it will be easier to shut them down.

  3. I live in Dallas, in no way a Cowboys fan (Jerruh) but I think this is a good move on their part. I know Florio is all about “sticking it to the man” but I am sorry. Ultimate you signed a contract, and you work for me. Part of the problem with football (and this is an extreme example) is the Haynesworth Syndrome.” Earn your pay I say. Not because of last year. This year. Incentive laden contracts I say.

    Of course without Zeke Prescott will be exposed for what he is. Mediocre at best.

  4. one of the nicest people in professional sports. while in washington, he and kirk cousins missed a grand total of ZERO games to injury. their replacements? less productive and less available, all of them. washington has NEVER valued availability in the snyder era. and then their fans cry that they have the most injured team in the league. um, yeah, you do…and its partially your team’s fault for that.

  5. This is probably a mistake for the Cowboys.

    First, Zeke makes poor decisions when confronted and this is a definite shot at Zeke from the team.

    Second, Morris has nothing left in the tank but he gives them a vet who knows Garrett and the Cowboys still have their top 5 offensive line. If the Rams offensive line can make CJ Anderson look like Todd Gurley, there’s a chance that the Cowboys could make Morris look serviceable.

  6. A 6th round pick, a humble guy (see his Mazda), a true grinder!
    Not the flashiest guy in the room, but he’ll get you the hard yards between the tackles.
    Do what you do ALF!- HTTR!

  7. When your backfield is headed up by a practice squad guy and the third best back at Memphis last season, you’d better do something.

  8. Sigh…stop gap, if they think it’s gonna make Zeke come running they are as flawed as well all think they already are.

  9. Had some great years with the redskins. He was a great back with the ball in his hands, good vision and a tough runner. Just not a good pass blocker, and horrible receiving out of the backfield. Glad he’s been picked up. Stand up guy

  10. When the 49ers brought him in during preseason because of injuries he was immediately the best pure back on the roster. And he played well for the team whenever he was called upon. Alfred is a real pro and I hope he does well.

  11. The Cowboys have never seen value in the RB position and they have always seem to have had great backs. If Zeke sits the season, this year will be a learning year for the cowboys brass.

  12. Morris isn’t the answer, and wasn’t a couple years ago when they first signed him. He’s obviously lost a step. Would be better off just going with the rookies.

  13. Zeke takes his 2nd pay cut in as many days. Jerry ain’t just blowin smoke. Zeke’s only been suspended and or had charges brought – then dropped more times than he has years in the league.

  14. It’s doubtful Zeke even knows how many zeros are in 20 million dollars, however his agent is looking for $$$ for himself.

  15. objectivefbfan says:
    July 29, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    I live in Dallas, in no way a Cowboys fan (Jerruh) but I think this is a good move on their part. I know Florio is all about “sticking it to the man” but I am sorry. Ultimate you signed a contract, and you work for me. Part of the problem with football (and this is an extreme example) is the Haynesworth Syndrome.” Earn your pay I say. Not because of last year. This year. Incentive laden contracts I say.

    Of course without Zeke Prescott will be exposed for what he is. Mediocre at best.

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    I don’t care one way or the other how this particular issue is resolved, but to me the larger issue is the fact that NFL teams can tear up a contract at a moment’s notice while players are expected to honor their contracts in full. It’s a system that naturally incentivizes players to hold out when they feel that they’re getting a bad deal, because they may not have any leverage to get a better deal in the future (due to age, injury, etc.) and a team won’t necessarily display any loyalty to a player if the player is signed to a player-friendly contract but has a dip in production or can’t play. At baseline, the contractual relationship between players and teams is screwed up.

  16. packerbacker says:
    July 30, 2019 at 10:29 am

    I don’t care one way or the other how this particular issue is resolved, but to me the larger issue is the fact that NFL teams can tear up a contract at a moment’s notice while players are expected to honor their contracts in full.

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    Perhaps that’s because that is exactly what the Players’ Union agreed to with the Owners. If they want fully guaranteed contracts, that’s fine they can negotiate for that in the next CBA, but they will need to concede something…..like the total % of revenue spend on the players.

  17. baltimoresnativeson says:
    July 29, 2019 at 10:32 pm
    I say hold out. Stay in shape. Take a $ loss for a year. Then get payed by someone else like Leveon

    @@@@@@@@@@@@

    Zeke can sit out the next two years, when he comes back he will still have to play for the cowboys.

  18. baltimoresnativeson says:
    July 29, 2019 at 10:32 pm
    I say hold out. Stay in shape. Take a $ loss for a year. Then get payed by someone else like Leveon.

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    Did someone tell you Le’Veon Bell got paid MORE money by sitting out? I won’t conclude that whoever they are is dumb. That would be unfair. Maybe they’re out of the loop or somewhere like Antarctica or North Korea with no internet to be able to read the details of his Jets contract.

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