On the same day that multiple media outlets reported that NFL rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott will be training in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, instead of joining his Dallas Cowboys teammates at training camp at Oxnard, Calif., the team has made a counterpunch.
The Cowboys have agreed to sign running back Alfred Morris to a one-year contract, Pro Football Talk reported Monday after confirming with his agency Katz Brothers Sports.
Morris, 30, returns to the Cowboys after playing the 2018 season with the San Francisco 49ers. In 12 games (one start with the Niners, Morris rushed for 428 yards and two touchdowns.
The seven-year NFL veteran played his first four seasons with the Washington Redskins, where he ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons. As a rookie in 2012, Morris posted 1,613 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns — both figures ranking second in the league.
Morris signed a two-year contract with Dallas in March 2016 and mostly served as a backup behind Elliott. Morris did start five of six games that Elliott missed in 2017 after being suspended for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
For his career Morris has accumulated 5,931 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns in 104 games (70 starts).
–Field Level Media