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Cowboys to place valuable player on trading block.

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The Dallas Cowboys' appear to be done with Alfred Morris.

As reported by Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys will place running back Alfred Morris on the trading block, with one year remaining on his two-year, $3.5M deal.

Initially thought to challenge veteran Darren McFadden for the starting post, the team opted to draft Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick. Elliott had a breakout campaign, and Morris' carries were few and far between.

The Cowboys will try to trade Morris and his $1.2 million base salary this season as he is not considered a good fit in spot duty behind Elliott, according to a source. Morris, who is not also not a good third-down option, needs carries to be effective and productive.

Morris finished the season with career lows across the board, including rushing for only 243 yards, two touchdowns and 11 total yards receiving.

Whether the Cowboys decide to trade or release him, Morris will not be a Cowboy for very much longer.

Source: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press