"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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