It is understood that Dallas Cowboys are set to put Alfred Morris on the Trading Block – With a number of Teams showing Interest.
Morris signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys at the a start of the 2016, leaving the Washington Redskins
His contract has the potential to earn up to $5.5 million, a figure that the cowboys now believe is too much for a running back sitting 3rd on their depth chart.
Morris, 28, rushed 69 times for 243 yards and two touchdowns for Dallas but he was inactive in three of the team’s final four games.
The writing was on the wall for Morris when the Cowboys re-signed Darren McFadden on a 1-year deal in March.
The Cowboys are believed to have placed Alfred Morris name on the trade block and it is understood a number of teams have already started some initial discussions with the Cowboys.
Morris led the Redskins in rushing in each of his four years with the team after being drafted in the sixth round in 2012. Morris’ 4,713 career rushing yards jumped him to the 5th-most career rushing yards in Redskins’ history, passing Terry Allen with 4,086.
Dallas wouldn’t be able to get a Pro Bowler for Morris, but could land a mid-round pick or a pass rusher if that’s what the Cowboys want.
It is understood a return to Washington is a real possibility, knowing the offense already would make sense for both parties, with the Redskins losing faith in Matt Jones.
Rookie running back Robert Kelley was serviceable, but the Redskins want a big bodied veteran leading their back field and they already know what they are getting with a potential return of Morris and he knows the system.
The Redskins will have teams that they will need to fend off for the services of Morris, as it is reported that Green Bay, Detroit, Tampa Bay and Kansas City Chiefs have all made contact with the Cowboys for his services for the 2017-18 season.