The Dallas Cowboys struggled last season at the running back position, and those struggles were amplified when quarterback Tony Romo, arguably the franchise's most impactful player, was injured not once but twice during the season.
With that said it should come as little or no surprise that one of Dallas' priorities during this off-season was acquiring a serviceable running back that could help fill the hole left by departing free agent DeMarco Murray two seasons prior, a hole that was never filled despite a committee of running backs in the backfield last season. On Tuesday the team made it official, signing a former rival back to their roster.
According to a report from Adam Schefter the Dallas Cowboys and former Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris have agreed to terms on a new contract, and Morris' agent has just now confirmed that his client has in fact signed for two years with the Cowboys. Details of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
Morris showed flashes of brilliance as a member of a Redskins squad that seemed extremely dysfunctional at times, and it will be extremely interesting to see if he can recapture some of those performances behind the Cowboys powerful offensive line.
Moments ago, Alfred Morris' agent, @seanstellato, confirmed the former Redskins' RB will sign a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2016