Alfred Morris
RB FA
5 months ago

Morris finished the regular season with 115 carries for 547 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

His 4.8 yards per carry average was his best mark since his rookie season in 2012. Kept on in Dallas as an insurance policy, Morris got his chance to shine while Ezekiel Elliott served a six-game suspension late in the season, with the high-water mark of his campaign being a 27-carry, 127-yard explosion against his former Washington club in Week 13. Morris will head into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, and while he's highly unlikely to get any offers that would make him a full-time starter once again, he's proven his value as a backup or committee RB who can handle a big workload if necessary.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
6 months ago

Morris is expected to settle into a reduced backup role over the Cowboys' final two games with Ezekiel Elliott set to return from a six-game suspension, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elliott had been a three-down workhorse in the Cowboys' first eight contests prior to serving his suspension, limiting Morris to just 15 touches over that span. The veteran proved more than capable, however, when plugged into the starting lineup the past six contests, logging 99 carries for 430 yards (4.3 YPC) and a touchdown and six receptions for 36 yards. While Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett indicated that he would wait and see how Elliott looks in practice this week before determining the second-year player's workload for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, it would be surprising if the team acted conservatively with the star tailback while its playoff hopes hang in the balance. As a result, look for Morris to pick up only a handful of carries behind Elliott.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
6 months ago

Morris rushed 16 times for 61 yards during Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Morris didn't put on much of a finale in his last start before Ezekiel Elliott's return from suspension, as the Florida Atlantic product -- who entered the game averaging 4.4 yards per tote -- plodded his way to a 3.8 yard clip Saturday. He'll now finish his tenure as the interim starter having logged 430 rushing yards and one touchdown on 99 carries across six games. He's now likely headed back to No. 2 duties with Ezekiel Elliott returning from suspension for next Sunday's matchup with Seattle.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
6 months ago

Morris carried 19 times for 62 yards and caught all three of his targets for an additional 23 yards during Sunday's 30-10 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Morris was held to just 3.3 yards per carry against a middling Giants run defense, but a season high in receiving yards helped him produce a respectable showing from scrimmage. While he managed a long gain of just nine yards, he watched as Rod Smith rumbled for 160 total yards and a pair of touchdowns on 11 touches. Morris continues to see the majority of the carries in Ezekiel Elliott's absence, but the emergence of Smith could limit his ceiling next week against the Raiders.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
7 months ago

Morris rushed 27 times for 127 yards and a touchdown and failed to bring in his only target in Thursday's 38-14 win over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Morris seemed to have a bit of extra juice in his step against his old teammates, which led to his best rushing yardage total of the season. The 28-year-old continued to display impressive efficiency with his opportunities as well, as he's now averaged between 4.7 and 5.4 yards per carry in three of the past four contests. His one-yard touchdown with 4:55 remaining was also his first since back in Week 3 of last season against the Bears. He'll look to capitalize on a vulnerable Giants defense in a Week 14 road matchup.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
7 months ago

Morris carried the ball nine times for 36 yards and caught his only target for 13 yards in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

The 13-yard grab was the longest play from scrimmage by any Cowboys RB on the day. Morris seems to be falling into a time share with Rod Smith, as coach Jason Garrett rides the hot, or even the lukewarm, hand in his backfield in an effort to spark the offense, but with injuries mounting on the offensive line and Dak Prescott unable to make anything happen in the passing game, Morris' fantasy value would be murky even if he did have the starting job to himself.

Alfred Morris
RB FA
7 months 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 FA
7 months 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 FA
7 months 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 FA
7 months 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.