Tuesday March 22nd, 2016

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Free agent running back Alfred Morris has signed with the Dallas Cowboys, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports the deal is worth $3.5 million over two years, with the possibility to earn up to $5.5 million in incentives.

The former Washington Redskins starter has been one of the more effective running backs in the NFL since being drafted out of Florida Atlantic in 2012. During his four seasons in Washington, Morris rushed for at least 1,000 yards three times and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2014.

However, his numbers have dropped each season, going from a high of 1,613 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as a rookie, to 751 rushing yards and one touchdown last season.

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Morris, 27, has also been the most heavily used back in the NFL, carrying the ball 1,078 times over the last four seasons.

Morris will give the Cowboys another weapon in the backfield to go with Darren McFadden, who is coming off his first 1,000-plus yard season since 2010.

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