Alfred Morris knows what it's like to be a bell cow back, and knows that it isn't easy on your body.
His teammate Ezekiel Elliott has been sensational this season, and has taken the NFL by storm. The Dallas Cowboys' rookie running back has accumulated 891 rushing yards on 177 carries and leads the NFL in rushing through eight games. His incredible performance has propelled the team to an NFC-best 7-1 record thus far.
However, Morris is preaching caution to the 21-year old, as the second half of the season can take it's toll on his body.
"When the season was over, I’m like, 'Woo, that was a long season,' and 'Woo, I’ve got to recover,'" Morris said to ESPN's Todd Archer. "But during it I was going and going and going and going. After that you learn how to take care of your body and how to peak at the right times. Taking care of your body is the biggest key."
In spite of his warning, Morris is confident Elliott will continue to shine during the second half of the year.
"He carries himself well," Morris said. "He knows how to take care of his body. I'm sure at Ohio State they had him doing a lot of the right things anyway."
Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of USA Today