It stands to reason that if you were a veteran NFL running back who had just signed with the second team of his career, and if they already had a 1,000-yard rusher on their roster, you wouldn’t be all that thrilled by that team going out and drafting a young stud of a running back a month after that.
But Cowboys running back Alfred Morris, who signed a two-year deal with Dallas this offseason, insists he was happy with the team’s selection of Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 overall pick back in April.
“I was like, ‘I’m going to get better,’” Morris told the team’s official website of the Cowboys drafting Elliott. “Competition only makes us all better. We’ve been out there competing and having fun. You can’t forget to have fun. Still a lot to learn and take in.”
Morris admits he’s “not real sure” what his role in the offense will ultimately look like but as far as this offseason is concerned, he’s not worried about it. Rather, Morris will spend the summer months trying to become a more complete back.
“I’m coming here to have a new opportunity and to build that trust … to help myself be the complete back I desire to be,” Morris said. “It’s something I’ve been working on my whole career. I think I might find a way to get over the hump with this opportunity.”