Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram reports that the Cowboys will attempt trade veteran RB Alfred Morris in the coming weeks, given that they don’t view him as a good fit to backup Ezekiel Elliott.
According to Hill, the Cowboys are interested in bringing Darren McFadden back next year, and while he’s interested in returning, he’s also drawing interest from two other teams.
Hill adds that Dallas would also like to retain fellow free agent RB Lance Dunbar and have him continue to work in a specialty role for them.
It’s unlikely that the Cowboys would be able to get any more than a conditional draft pick for Morris.
Morris, 28, is a former sixth-round pick of the Redskins back in 2012. He played four seasons in Washington before signing a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Cowboys last year that includes a $1 million base salary for the 2017 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading or releasing Morris would free up $1,637,500 of available cap space while creating $500,000 in dead money.
In 2016, Morris appeared in 14 games for the Cowboys and rushed for 243 yards on 69 carries (3.5 YPC) to go along with three receptions for 11 yards receiving and two total touchdowns.