How The Dallas Cowboys Brilliantly Stole Alfred Morris

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    Alfred is much more than a football player, though. He's a very humble person. Over the next several days you'll likely hear all about his 1991 Maza 626, which he famously purchased for two dollars. Seriously.

    Two dollars for a car is a pretty freaking sweet deal, am I right? You couldn't even buy a pair of rollerblades for 200 pennies let alone a fully functional motor vehicle. It's a bargain.

    Alfred Morris himself was a bargain for America's Team when he chose them as his new football home on Tuesday.

    When you consider that deal given Alfred's career you want to do somersaults. In four seasons Alfred has:

    • 49 career starts (he missed 15 games due to ).
    • 868 career carries.
    • 3,806 career yards.
    • 20 career touchdowns.

    Oh wait, I'm sorry! Those are Doug Martin's career statistics! Silly me. Well it's worth mentioning that Doug himself has put together quite the career in the exact same time span that The Butler has. In fact Doug's efforts were rewarded two weeks ago with a 5-Year contract worth $35.75M with $15M guaranteed.

    My apologies. Here are Alfred's career numbers:

    • 64 career starts (he has never missed a game).
    • 1,078 career carries.
    • 4,713 career yards.
    • 29 career touchdowns.

    That's right. Alfred Morris is better than Doug Martin in every significant statistic, and his deal is a 2-Year contract with a $3.5M base and a chance to earn up to $5.5M.

    Let's look at these numbers next to each other for the full effect, shall we?

    Alfred Morris Doug Martin
    Total Starts 64 49
    Games Missed Due To Injury 0 15
    Total Carries 1,078 868
    Total Yards 4,713 3,806
    Total Touchdowns 29 20
    Contract 2-Year, $3.5M base. 5-Year, $7.15M base/year.

    Isn't that interesting?

    The Dallas Cowboys have slow played their hand in . Many were ready to break the glass and punch the panic button, but as my fellow Staff Writer Sean Martin wisely cautioned us… all we needed to do was remain calm.

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    Look at how our patience has been rewarded! The Cowboys just signed a running back with higher credentials than Doug Martin for a fraction of the cost. Many will point to Martin's 2015 campaign (1,402 yards and 6 touchdowns… which by the way Alfred Morris topped in his rookie season) as the primary reason for his hefty payday, but that's the exact sort of thing that the Cowboys don't want to be a part of.

    This has brilliantly played this position in Free Agency. Sure, we were all disappointed when elected to sign with our little brother down in Houston a few weeks ago, but after seeing the contract details surrounding Alfred Morris we should be celebrating.

    The Cowboys downright stole Alfred Morris from the NFL, especially the East.

    In 16 career games against the and Alfred Morris has:

    • 280 carries.
    • 1,117 yards.
    • 3.99 Yards Per Carry (thanks math!).
    • 5 touchdowns.
    • 11 50+ Yard Games.
    • 8 75+ Yard Games.

    This man is a straight up monster inside the most hallowed division in NFL ! And now he's all ours! At an incredible price!

    The Dallas Cowboys walked into the 2016 Free Agency Dance dressed to the nines, but they chilled on the wall while all the lame songs came on. Now the good tunes are bumpin' and they are out on the floor bustin' a move all over the place!

    It feels good, doesn't it?

    How does it feel to see the Cowboys walk away with such a steal? Tell us what you think! Comment below, Email me at, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

    RJ Ochoa
    RJ Ochoa
    I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll. @RJOchoa if you wanna shout!


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    Joshua anderson

    Ty Jerry world,pick up a back in the draft and see yaa McFadden,cause you just don't know which one your gunna get in McFadden year in and year out,and every body is on the bosa train we don't need another wreck it Ralph aka Shawn Lee get our secondary some help, then it's a win know year

    Joshua anderson

    Welcome to America's team MR Morris,good luck,LETS GO,LETS RUN, GO COWBOYS 2016 IS OUR YEAR BEEN LONG ENOUGH

    Joshua anderson

    Stay humble Mr Morris

    Randy Martin

    Even apart from the bargain perspective this is a good signing. I was a bit sour on Morris from a fantasy perspective but in reality he is still young and in part it is related to the scheme and his line. I think he will return to a very productive back and be a great complement to McFadden. I do wonder how this might change our approach to the Draft. It does indicate that Elliot is not a consideration but would they still be looking at one of the many options in the Rd. 3-late 4 range.

    Zac Fields User

    Even apart from the bargain perspective this is a good signing. I was a bit sour on Morris from a fantasy perspective but in reality he is still young and in part it is related to the scheme and his line. I think he will return to a very productive back and be a great complement to McFadden


    The Redskins let Alfred Morris go because they drafted Matt Jones last year and he performed well enough during the season for them to go all-in on him.

    BUT –and I want everyone to take note of this– Alfred Morris arguably still outperformed Matt Jones in 2015 on the ground. Matt Jones only averaged 3.4 yards per carry on 144 carries. Alfred Morris averaged 3.7 yards per carry. Neither is very good, but Morris got the better production when it comes to rushing the football.

    Where Matt Jones earned his stripes was really in the receiving game, hauling in 19 catches for 304 yards.

    The bottom line is that the Redskins' running game was shoddy last year regardless of who was toting the rock. It was a down year for everyone involved. So when I look at what Alfred Morris has done in his career leading up to 2015, he gives me tremendous hope. I worry that his production has declined every year, but the Redskins' offensive line has also arguably declined every year since Morris got into the league.

    He will be a great addition to the Cowboys' run game — I guarantee it.