Despite putting up two Pro Bowl performances and three 1,000-yard seasons in his first four years in the NFL, Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris has not received a ton of play in the near two weeks since the free-agent market opened.
That’s reportedly set to change here soon, as the Dallas Cowboys are apparently set to visit with the 27-year-old running back:
Cowboys expected to host Redskins RB Alfred Morris on Monday.
— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) March 18, 2016
It goes without saying that Dallas is in the market for a running back. It did re-sign Lance Dunbar earlier this week, but he’s coming off a serious knee injury that saw him miss the final 12 games of last season.
The team’s top back from last year, Darren McFadden, has played in 16 games each of the past two seasons. But at 28 years old and with a laundry list of injury issues, he simply can’t be relied on as the top dog.
In Morris, Dallas is looking at a running back that put up nearly 4,000 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns in his first three seasons. He did, however, struggle making much of an impact in 2015.
Morris put up career-lows in attempts, rushing yards, yards per carry and touchdowns while sharing duties with rookie Matt Jones.
With the Redskins showing no interest in Morris, the running back pretty much said his goodbyes to the organization and its fans prior to the start of free agency.
If he were to join the Cowboys, it would add yet another layer to what has been a heated rivalry of these two NFC East foes.