Alfred Morris Wants to Get Involved in the Passing Game

Morris is spending the offseason working on catching the ball out of the backfield

Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris will have his work cut out for him trying to find a role in the same stable of running backs as last year’s ultimate starter, Darren McFadden, and No. 4 overall draft pick Ezekiel Elliott. Perhaps in response to this fact, Morris is spending the offseason focusing on catching passes out of the backfield.

Morris has never caught a lot of passes. His career high for receptions is 17, and he has a grand total of 47 over his four years in the league. But he knows that Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is a big fan of using running backs in the passing game.

"I want to be a complete back. That's something I'd not been able to do in the previous four or five years," Morris said, per ESPN Dallas. "Just get more involved in the passing game. I feel like there's a unique opportunity to build that trust and faith with the coaches and quarterbacks."

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Morris signed a two-year, $3.5 million deal with the Cowboys back in March, a month before the team made Elliott the third running back selected in the Top 20 in franchise history.

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