Former Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris to Sign Two-Year Deal With Rival Dallas Cowboys

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs from Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Sean Lissemore (95) and defensive end Jason Hatcher (97) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs from Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Sean Lissemore (95) and defensive end Jason Hatcher (97) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Dallas Cowboys added a between-the-tackles runner on Tuesday.

Alfred Morris agreed to a two-year contract worth $3.5 million with the Cowboys, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per Morris’ agent. Rapoport adds Morris has a chance to earn up to $5.5 million.

The former Washington Redskins running back had a quiet market this offseason after the first sub-1,000-yard year of his pro career. Splitting carries with Matt Jones last season, Morris rushed 202 times for 751 yards (3.7 yards per carry) and just one touchdown.

Morris burst on the scene as a rookie in 2012 as a quick, one-cut back who flourished in a zone rushing scheme. The attention on quarterback Robert Griffin III during Morris’ first two seasons opened up huge holes.

The last two years, however, Morris has looked slow — a product of a heavy workload (1,078 carries in four season) — and he struggled to break tackles at the second level.

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SOURCE: NFL.com
Kevin Patra