Newy: Cowboys Counter Zeke Holdout With Alfred Morris Signing

Since Ezekiel Elliott took his holdout to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Cowboys decided to bring back veteran running back Alfred Morris.

His agents, the Katz brothers, confirmed the Morris signing to several media outlets.

The Cowboys will not sit by and wait for No. 21 to accept their current contract offer.

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I was told Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is seething because Elliott is holding out for a new contract during training camp. I asked Jones Sunday night on NBC 5 if he was offended the NFL's leading rusher was holding out and he said, on camera, no.

My sources said Jones is ticked off despite his public statements that it's just "business."

Morris started five games with the Cowboys in 2017, who lost Elliott to a suspension for six games. The best game that year from Morris came on a Thursday night against Washington, when he rushed for 127 yards on 27 carries.

Morris played last season for the San Francisco 49ers.

Morris played for Cowboys in 2016 and 2017. He rushed for 430 yards and a touchdown during the six games Elliott was suspended.

In his career, Morris has rushed for 5,931 yards and 34 touchdowns.

The Cowboys were lacking experience coming into training camp at the running back spot outside of Elliott.

Last year's backup, Rod Smith signed a contract with the New York Giants. The roster was filled with players who have never scored a rushing touchdown in a Cowboys uniform: Darius Jackson, Jamize Olawale and rookies Tony Pollard, Mike Weber Jr. and Jordan Chunn.

When it comes to the court of public opinion, Elliott is losing.

Now we will see who blinks first, Jones or Elliott.

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