The Cowboys are bringing back a familiar running back.
Dallas has signed Alfred Morris, who was with the team for two seasons from 2016-17, according to an NFL Network report.
The move comes as another rusher, Ezekiel Elliott, continues his holdout with the hopes of securing a new contract.
Reunion: Free agent RB Alfred Morris has agreed to terms with the #Cowboys, per his agents the Katz Bros. He averaged almost 5 yards per carry for them two years ago.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 30, 2019
Morris spent the 2018 season with the 49ers but averaged a career high in yards per carry with the Cowboys the year before (4.8).
Dallas hasn’t prioritized giving Elliott a new deal but the addition of Morris shows they are looking to add talent in the backfield.
Owner Jerry Jones thinks the Cowboys don’t need the league’s leading running back, saying in an exclusive interview with CBS 11 Sports on Monday, “you don’t have to have a rushing champion to win a Super Bowl.”
“You’ve gotta do all of the things along with having Zeke that allow you to have other players so that you can win the Super Bowl,” Jones added. “That’s what we’re going through.”
Morris will bring seven-years of experience after playing for the Redskins at the start of his career.