When we think about the Dallas Cowboys running game, we think about that offensive line that is blocking for Ezekiel Elliot and trying to make big holes in the defensive line of their opponents so Zeke can use his speed and strength to gain those tough yards on the ground. Even though the Dallas Cowboys are from time to time using other backs, there is no doubt who is going to get the majority of the carries.
At the beginning of the 2016 season, Ezekiel Elliot was still adjusting to the way it is played in the NFL as he was not as dominant as he later became. That meant that guys like Alfred Morris got some touches early on that later in the year went to their 4th overall selection in the 2016 NFL draft. He was even the one to score that game-winning touchdown against his former team Washington Redskins in that Week 2 matchup that started Dallas Cowboys’ huge winning streak.
As the season progressed, he saw less play time, and now he is probably going to be on the bubble to make the roster. Dallas Cowboys now really don’t need three running backs as Ezekiel is going to get most of the touches anyway so they might be looking to use his roster spot in areas in which they need to improve.
They can either let go of Darren McFadden or Alfred Morris, but they activated Darren as soon as he recovered from the injury in the offseason which makes us wonder whether or not Morris can make the roster. His chances are pretty slim as he is on the bubble for sure, but we will need to wait until preseason to see how these guys look in action.