NFL Trade Rumors: Alfred Morris Still Likely Leaving Dallas, Cowboys Can Use RB to Improve Draft Position

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 04/20/17 03:51PM EDT

An inefficient 2016 NFL season led to Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris getting dragged into the trade rumor mill recently. He is still expected to be dealt this offseason and a deal could materialize around the 2017 draft for the Cowboys to move up. 

In a report by, Morris was included in a list of players, who are likely to switch teams before or during this year's draft. It was suggested for Jerry Jones and the Cowboys to send him to a team seeking for a running back. In exchange, they will improve their position in the draft. As of this moment, it is unknown how much the running back's value is, although a second or third-rounder might be good, plus a future pick. 

Morris will unlikely be used in the Cowboys' new campaign, that is why dealing him away is ideal for them. This gives them an opportunity to get rid of his contract that will earn him $1.2 million in the new season while getting something in return. 

Ezekiel Elliott will still be the main man at the running back position for the Cowboys. The returning Darren McFadden is expected to be the young star's backup. This makes Morris the odd man out in Dallas. Last season, he had a chance to prove his worth but failed to capitalize on the chance given to him. 

In 14 games, Morris only had 69 carries for 243 yards and two touchdowns. The previous season was his first year with the Cowboys who signed him as a free agent in 2016, after four seasons with the Washington Redskins. Dallas inked him hoping he would better its running game. Unfortunately, he had a hard time trying to replicate his performances when he was still with the Redskins. 

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