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Just a few months ago Alfred Morris was probably thinking he hit the jackpot after signing with the Dallas Cowboys.  How could he not? Last season with the Washington Redskins he rushed for 751 yards on 202 attempts and 1 TD which was a career low. It was his first time not exceeding  1,000 yards in a season since he entered the league in 2012. A lot of to that had to do with Matt Jones playing well early in the season which took away carries from Morris. Now that he’s a member of the Cowboys he’s probably thinking he has a good chance to start and take over as the featured back behind that Dallas O line. That was until The Dallas organization decided  to take Ezekiel Elliott 4th overall in the 2016 draft.

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That changes the landscape. Morris only had to compete with Darren McFadden for the starting running back role, and McFadden has proven to be injury prone in the past, so Morris had a really good chance. Especially after seeing what McFadden did last season after taking over as the lead back in week 7 and finished the season with 1,417 yards both on the ground and in the air.  Also in McFadden’s situation has there ever been a time where everybody forgot about a 1,000 yard rusher that fast?

There’s no way Dallas took Zeke 4th overall to sit on the bench. He is a guy who has proven, and is expected to be an every down back in the NFL. To split carries with either of those two guys all game isn’t very likely. Competition is going to heat up for sure this summer in training camp between Zeke, Morris, McFadden and Dunbar. My gut feeling is that there’s a chance Morris or McFadden doesn’t make the roster. Even if they both make the team it’s going to hurt their fantasy values this year. As of now I’m going with McFadden as Zeke’s handcuff and am going to be glued to how this situation plays out heading into the preseason.

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