Report: Cowboys Cut Alfred Morris To Make Room For Elliott

Matt Galatzan
September 07, 2019 - 12:14 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Per a report from 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher, the Dallas Cowboys have released veteran running back Alfred Morris in order to make room for the newly extended Ezekiel Elliott on the 53-man roster. 

Morris had signed a one-year deal with Cowboys just before training camp.

Given his knowledge of the Cowboys organization and offensive system, Morris was set to share carries with rookie running back Tony Pollard before the Ezekiel Elliott situation was resolved. 

Following the Elliott extension and the signing of Jordan Chunn last week, however, the Cowboys were carrying four running backs and were forced to make a tough decision on who to release. 

Due to Chunn's ability to contribute on special teams, he held the edge over Morris in the eyes of the Cowboys front office, resulting in Morris's release from the organization. 

The 30-year-old Morris, who spent most of his career in Washington, filled in nicely when called upon in Dallas, rushing the ball 184 times for 790 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 4.3 yards per carry in 28 games, that included five starts with the Cowboys.