The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with former Redskins running back Alfred Morris on a two-year deal. Numerous reports broke the news which the Cowboys late confirmed.
As Schefter points out, Morris experienced plenty of success against the Cowboys. In eight career games against his new team, the 27-year-old tailback accrued 710 yards and seven touchdowns.
Morris led the Redskins’ rushing attack in each of his first four seasons after Mike Shanahan drafted him out of Florida Atlantic in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. Though he topped the 1000-yard mark in each of his first three seasons, Morris’ yards per carry carry steadily declined after his rookie season.
Last season, Morris’ YPC dipped below four for the first time in his career as he split carries with rookie running back Matt Jones. Morris has a chance to reverse that trend behind a stellar offensive line in Dallas. With Morris gone, Jones figures to take on a larger role in the offense in his second season.
In Dallas, Morris will share work with Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar while serving as the power option. As for the finances:
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