Will Alfred Morris Improve the Dallas Cowboys Backfield?

RB Alfred Morris started strong right out of the gate in 2012, rushing for 1,613 yards his rookie season with the Redskins, a franchise record. AP Photo/Nick Wass

Alfred Morris will be leaving the Washington Redskins and signing a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted “Former Redskins’ RB Alfred Morris is signing with the Dallas Cowboys, per source. Morris usually abused Cowboys; now will play for them.”

Morris is signing a two year contract that can be worth up to $5.5 million with $2 million guaranteed. Morris will now be paired with running back Darren McFadden and is a duo with potential upside if both can stay healthy. Behind the Cowboys tremendous offensive line, Morris has the clear potential for a 1000 yard season after reaching this number multiple times with the Washington Redskins.

Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan wished Morris luck with the Cowboys at the NFL’s owner meetings on Tuesday. “I hope he does a nice job except against us twice a year,” stated McCloughan.

The Cowboys could still be in consideration for drafting a running back in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Cowboys sit at fourth overall in the draft and will have the potential opportunity to draft Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot.

Morris has not been the same runner since his rookie season as his yards per carry have decreased each season. Sharing carries with McFadden will be beneficial for Morris as it will be able to keep his legs fresh for the entire season. Returning a healthy Tony Romo and Dez Bryant to go along with this backfield has the Cowboys set to compete for the NFC East division title.

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