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.