Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
3 days ago

Morris carried 17 times for 91 yards during Sunday's 37-9 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Morris was the lone bright spot for the Cowboys on a night quarterback Dak Prescott committed four total turnovers. In fact, Morris had more rushing yards than Prescott had passing yards before Dallas abandoned the run in the fourth quarter. His performance was especially impressive since the Eagles entered the game having allowed just 3.6 yards per attempt. With Darren McFadden a healthy scratch Sunday and Rod Smith not proving very effective, this kind of workload could be the norm for Morris on a per-game basis moving forward. Plus, his upside figures to receive a significant boost whenever mauling tackle Tyron Smith (groin) is cleared to return to action.

Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
1 week ago

Morris rushed 11 times for 53 yards in Sunday's 27-7 loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The six-year veteran was the clear lead back with Ezekiel Elliott (suspendion) out, seeing six-of-seven RB carries in the first half and five of eight in the second. Rod Smith saw three carries and all six targets in the passing game, while Darren McFadden wasn't a factor, carrying the ball only once. Morris broke a couple long runs in the contest and should still be the Cowboys' lead ball carrier heading into Week 11 against the Eagles.

Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
2 weeks ago

Morris is on pace to start for Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) during Sunday's game in Atlanta, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the legal system taking a firm stance on Elliott's six-game suspension this week, the Cowboys will turn to their depth to construct a viable ground game. Morris will be given the first shot out of the backfield, but Rapoport also considers Rod Smith a "wild card." On Friday, head coach Jason Garrett mentioned the team hasn't had definitive conversations about how the snaps will be divvied up among Morris, Smith and Darren McFadden, the latter of which has been a regular inactive this season. As for Morris, he's been the second-most utilized RB behind Elliott in 2017, turning 14 carries into 116 yards and one reception (on two targets) into nine yards.

Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
2 weeks ago

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Friday that he hasn't had specific conversations about how the team will divide work between Morris, McFadden and Rod Smith in Sunday's game against the Falcons, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morris is expected to get the start and have the first crack at the lead job, but Garrett's comments suggest that Smith and/or McFadden also will get some opportunities. Given his lack of receiving skill, Morris figures to cede passing down work, in addition to some of the carries. The situation may need to be re-evaluated on a weekly basis until Ezekiel Elliott returns from suspension in December. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set a Dec. 1 hearing date for Elliott's expedited appeal.

Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
2 weeks ago

Morris is expected to start in place of Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday in Atlanta after his six-game suspension was reinstated Thursday, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elliott is closing in on his last resorts, legal-wise, meaning the Cowboys will have to rely on their backfield depth to fuel the ground game through Week 15. Morris will be given the first shot to do so, but running back coach Gary Brown said both Rod Smith and Darren McFadden will get in the act as well. On the season, Morris is averaging 8.3 YPC on his 14 rushes.

Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
2 weeks ago

Morris gained 11 yards on his only carry in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Ezekiel Elliott, as per usual, got the bulk of the work out of the Cowboys backfield, but he could finally be forced to serve his suspension beginning in Week 10 if he doesn't get a favorable court ruling Thursday. In that case, Morris would be poised for a much more significant role Sunday in Atlanta, although Darren McFadden and Rod Smith would also be in the mix for touches.

Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
3 weeks ago

Morris' teammate Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morris was expected to get his first start of the season, but he'll instead man the backup role that's led to just 13 carries and two targets in six games. He could get his shot in the lead role as soon as Week 10 (at Atlanta), given that Elliott merely received a temporary stay.

Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
3 weeks ago

Morris will start Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morris is getting the first shot to replace the suspended Ezekiel Elliott, who is scheduled to begin his six-game suspension this weekend, barring a last- second legal ruling. On the season, Morris has been the regular backup running back, churning out 8.1 YPC on his 13 rushes. He doesn't have much prowess in the pass-catching department, which may fall on the shoulders of current No. 2 Rod Smith. To round out the backfield, Darren McFadden is expected to remain at the bottom of the depth chart.

Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
3 weeks ago10 Comments

Morris took the initial snaps with the first-team offense at Wednesday's practice, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cowboys are expected to roll with a committee approach in the absence of star running back Ezekiel Elliott, but Morris handled the most-coveted reps at the first opportunity of the week. In addition to Morris, the offense will also rely on Darren McFadden and Rod Smith to fuel the ground game, so a consistent option may not emerge during Elliott's six-game ban. That said, Elliott's legal dance took another turn Wednesday, as the NFLPA filed a stay on the ruling that upheld the suspension. If an expedited decision is made by Friday, there's a chance the above trio will continue to take a back seat to Elliott on game day.

Alfred Morris
RB DAL (6)
3 weeks ago

Morris is in line for an increased workload beginning in Week 9 now that Ezekiel Elliott's court battle to overturn or delay his six-game suspension has failed.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back gained just three yards on three carries in Sunday's win over his former Washington club, but Morris figures to be a lot more involved in the rushing attack beginning next week against the Chiefs. His upside is fairly significant running behind the Cowboys' all-world offensive line, but how the team divides touches between Morris, Darren McFadden and Rod Smith has yet to be determined, making each RB a very volatile fantasy asset until the situation becomes clearer.