The Dallas Cowboys will lean on a longtime rival to shore up their running back situation in 2016, having reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with Washington Redskins free agent Alfred Morris.
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
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Morris, a sixth-round pick by the Redskins in 2012, burst onto the scene with 1,613 rushing yards as a rookie, but his production has declined in each season since. His rushing yards dropped to 1,275 in 2013, 1,074 in 2014 and 751 in 2015. His yards per carry have been 4.8, 4.6, 4.1 and 3.7. All that led other running backs to come off the free-agent market long before Morris, who is still just 27.
The Cowboys will team Morris with Darren McFadden, another veteran they signed to a two-year contract last offseason. McFadden led the Cowboys with 1,089 yards and 4.6 yards per carry in 2015.