Alfred Morris hasn't received a lot of reported interest in free agency, and running backs have been flying off the market in the last two weeks. There were reports of interest from the Denver Broncos, but they chose to match the Dolphins offer for C.J. Anderson, likely ending their interest. The Redskins were prepared to let Morris test the market, and possibly revisit bringing him back later if he was available, and the price was right. They re-signed Chris Thompson yesterday, but there has been nothing reported on a reunion with Morris.
Now the news that people knew was coming when it was clear Washington wasn't going to re-sign Alfred, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are interested. Dallas lost their leading rusher two years ago when DeMarco Murray left for a chance to royally flame out in Philadelphia. Since then they have lost 1 running back who couldn't keep himself out of trouble, and managed to squeeze 1,000 yards out of Darren McFadden. Their offensive line is packed with 1st round draft picks, and ready to make a competent back look special.
Alfred Morris will always have a place in Redskins history for breaking the single season rushing record in his rookie year. And for his complete domination of the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East Championship game in 2012(200 yards rushing, 3 TDs). His numbers have been declining since his rookie year, and his lack of attention in the receiving game was going to limit him in Jay Gruden's offense. He finished his four year run in Washington with 4,713 yards and 29 TDs on the ground, along with another 365 yards through the air.
This one will sting a little if it happens.
Cowboys expected to host visit for Redskins' free-agent RB Alfred Morris on Monday, as @nickeatman reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2016