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Alfred Morris

Dallas Cowboys
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 224

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2012WAS1633516104.8113011777.000034616873
2013WAS1627612754.62709788.670028513534
Average:30614435100107880031615204
Total:611288552002015580063130407

Cowboys | Alfred Morris runs over Miami

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:11:56 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris had 13 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 15 yards in a 41-14 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: With Darren McFadden out for the foreseeable future, Morris is must-own handcuff if you are an Ezekiel Elliott owner. If he ends up starting at any point, Morris could produce RB2 numbers behind Dallas' offensive line.

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Cowboys | Alfred Morris wants to be a complete back

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:27:47 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris said he wants to become more of a complete back by being more involved in the passing game this season.

"It's something I really haven't been able to do my previous four years," Morris said. "Just to get more involved in the passing game. It's a unique opportunity to build that trust, build that faith in the coaches and quarterback and just become a complete back."

Fantasy Tip: Morris is the third running back on the depth chart, and barring injuries, his role will likely be limited this season. Because of the excellent offensive line in front of him, Morris is a late-round grab as a speculative bench stash or as insurance for Ezekiel Elliott owners. It wouldn't be surprising to see Morris produce RB2 numbers if he were to land the bulk of the carries at some point during the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Kate Hairopoulos

Cowboys | Darren McFadden not at practice

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:21:36 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden (personal) was not present for organized team activities Wednesday, June 1, for personal reasons. RB Ezekiel Elliott ran with the first team in McFadden's absence, while RB Alfred Morris took snaps with the second team.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Elliott doesn't usually play with the first team, he's the running back to draft in Dallas. Elliott is the salt of the Cowboys' running back spices, while McFadden is the underwhelmingly flavored pepper and Morris is the cumin. Elliott has mid-range RB1 upside if he can stay healthy and fend off McFadden and Morris.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Cowboys | Alfred Morris not available

Thu, 26 May 2016 19:09:27 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris and RB Darren McFadden are not available for trade, executive vice president Stephen Jones said Thursday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: After selecting Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 pick in the NFL draft, the fantasy value of both McFadden and Morris takes a major hit. McFadden is worth grabbing later in drafts, but it would take an injury to Elliott for McFadden to become a starting-caliber back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Charean Williams

Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott must earn starting job

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:20:54 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott must compete to earn a starting role this year, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. Elliott was drafted fourth overall by the Cowboys and will compete with RBs Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris. "It's a lot faster pace," Elliott said. "The game moves so much faster. Yesterday, I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit shell-shocked. But today I came out. I was a little bit more prepared and was more ready mentally so it was a little bit easier for me."

Fantasy Tip: This is probably just coach speak. Dallas wouldn't have used a top-five pick on a running back if they weren't prepared to start him immediately. Elliott was the top back in the draft by a long shot, and he should contribute nicely for fantasy owners immediately behind an elite offensive line. Take Elliott as an RB2 with upside for more in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Cowboys | Alfred Morris fine with RB addition

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:12:42 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris said he does not regret signing with the Cowboys this offseason even though the team selected RB Ezekiel Elliott in the first round of the draft. Head coach Jason Garrett has not talked with Morris about his role on offense, but Morris is excited to compete for a job.

Fantasy Tip: Morris likely will be behind Elliott and Darren McFadden on the depth chart if they all make the final roster. Morris could be used as a change-of-pace back but likely would see limited touches. He could be a late-round option in some leagues but probably would only be depth for fantasy teams in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - David Moore

Cowboys | Alfred Morris not worried about role

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:48:07 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris said he doesn't care what his role will be in 2016, and he is looking forward to the opportunity to play for the Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: Morris will likely open the year sharing carries with Darren McFadden to some degree. He is a low-end RB3 as it stands, but McFadden's injury history gives Morris a lot of upside.

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Dolphins | Miami had interest in Alfred Morris

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:33:19 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Alfred Morris had drawn interest from the Miami Dolphins before he signed with the Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: Morris and Miami never gained much traction, and the Dolphins are still in need of another running back. Jay Ajayi is currently their lead back, and they've missed out on guys like Morris and C.J. Anderson. Depending on who they acquire, Ajayi can tentatively be considered a RB2 to RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Redskins | Matt Jones receives vote of confidence

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:43:38 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) appears to be the prohibitive favorite to shoulder the load in 2016, according to head coach Jay Gruden. "Matt played well and we're very excited about him; we let a heck of a running back, and a very productive running back (Alfred Morris), go because we have Matt. … We're taking a bit of a gamble here, but based on our professional opinion, we believe he can handle it and be very, very effective at it, toting the rock," Gruden said.

Fantasy Tip: General manager Scot McCloughan likely drafted Jones with the intention he would eventually become a carbon copy of Marshawn Lynch, who McCloughan traded for when he was in the Seattle Seahawks' front office. While Washington will probably let Chris Thompson and perhaps Pierre Thomas steal some occasional snaps in 2016, it appears Jones will be given a shot to be a featured back. Owners should view him as a solid RB2 - with RB1 upside - at the moment.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSN Mid-Atlantic - Tarik El-Bashir

Cowboys | Darren McFadden still starter in Dallas

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:35:20 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden is still viewed as the starting running back, according to owner Jerry Jones, although Jones said newly acquired RB Alfred Morris will still have a substantive role.

Fantasy Tip: This is one of those running back committees that don't necessarily prompt you to cheer or show any positive emotion. Morris will likely be used mostly on short-yardage and goal-line carries, while McFadden should be used more in the passing game. McFadden has added value in PPR leagues and could still finish as an RB2 in PPR formats. Morris is in RB3 to RB4 territory.

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