NFL News : The Cowboys have the chance to land free agent RB.

The Cowboys have the chance to land free agent RB.


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The Dallas Cowboys have two free agents visiting Valley Ranch on Monday, and while the Cowboys are expected to sign one, the other remains a possibility.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Dallas Cowboys are hosting free agent running back Alfred Morris in hopes of signing him to a new deal. The Cowboys are expected to sign free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson, who is also set to visit the Cowboys on Monday.

Executive vice president Stephen Jones and head coach Jason Garrett are both in Florida for the NFL's annual meetings, but Jones said their absence wouldn't prevent the team from signing one or both of Robinson and Morris.

"Jason's spent some good time on the phone with them,'' Jones told David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. "So have we. Obviously we tried to get them in there before we left but in their particular cases it didn't work out that way.''

The Redskins showed little interest in retaining Morris after a disappointing season in which he averaged a scant 3.7 yards per carry while sharing the load with rookie Matt Jones.

Morris was one of the NFL's most effective power backs in 2012 and 2013, taking full advantage of defenses selling out to stop the threat of Robert Griffin III. His production has waned the past two years with Griffin's regression and subsequent benching.

Still just 27 years old, Morris is worth a gamble behind the NFL's dominant run-blocking offensive line.

Although Darren McFadden had more 100-yard rushing games than any running back save Adrian Peterson last season, he has never been a picture of durability. Morris would be an intriguing bounceback candidate while offering McFadden insurance in Dallas.

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