National Football League Football Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Cowboys' Alfred Morris setting himself up for a nice payday in 2018

Cowboys' Alfred Morris setting himself up for a nice payday in 2018
Published On: Wed, Dec 06
Nov 12, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris (46) runs the ball against the Atlanta Falcons in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

In all likelihood the Dallas Cowboys will have to win their final five games to have a chance to make the playoffs.

The only other times the Cowboys have managed to win that many games at the close of a season in the Jerry Jones' era came in 1991 and '93. Since then, the best finish was four in a row in 2014 on their way to a 12-4 finish.

Since fives are wild, it's a perfect time for Five Wonders.

Away we go:

In his four games as the starting running back, Alfred Morris has 64 carries for 307 yards, which would put him on pace for a 1,228-yard season. Set to be an unrestricted free agent when the season ends, I wonder if any teams are noticing what he is doing and would make a play for him. Morris will be 29 next week but he has gone relatively unused in his two seasons with the Cowboys, which could refresh his legs after getting so much work in his first four seasons with the Washington Redskins. He could return to the Cowboys, but with Ezekiel Elliott carrying such a big load of the offense, Morris might want the opportunity to get more work as he enters his seventh NFL season.

Let's stick with running backs for a moment: I wonder how much the Cowboys would be willing to pay to keep Morris, add another free agent for decent money or how high they would take a runner in the draft to backup Elliott. Rod Smith is under contract for 2018, but the Cowboys will have to do something to fortify the position. Elliott's suspension means the Cowboys would be wise to have a plan ready in case there is another off-field incident. When you start thinking about all the needs -- linebacker, wide receiver, secondary, defensive line, offensive line -- you realize the Cowboys won't be able to rely solely on the draft to get it done.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

Patriots' Tom Brady becomes first QB to 200 regular-season wins in NFL
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
Patriots star Tom Brady made NFL history Sunday.Brady became the first quarterback to reach 200 regular-season wins in the NFL after guiding the Patriots to a thrilling 43-40 victor...
Saints Re-Sign DT Jay Bromley
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
The New Orleans Saints have re-signedA DTA Jay BromleyA on Monday, according toA Josh Katzenstein.Bromley, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Giants back in 2014. He played out...
Will the New Orleans Saints be active at the NFL's trade deadline?
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
The NFL trading deadline line is approaching, specifically on Tuesday, October 30th at 4pm eastern time. The 4-1A New Orleans SaintsA are on their bye week, so of course it's time t...
Odell Beckham backtracks on apology for ESPN interview comments
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
Odell Beckham Jr.A recently revealed that his initial apology for the comments he made about New York Giants teammates and coaches during an interview with Josina Anderson and Lil W...
Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason: Eli Manning won't be Giants QB in 2019
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
Eli Manning'sA GiantsA days are numbered, say two former quarterbacks at the Meadowlands.Phil Simms and Boomer Esiason agreed Sunday on the NFL on CBS pregame show thatA Manning won...
How a Giants Eli Manning succession could shape up
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
Kyle Lauletta, the rookie quarterback from Richmond, is a perfect six-for-six this season. Six games, six designations as inactive. On game days, he is on the sideline, but not in u...
Jets S Marcus Maye To Miss 3-4 Weeks
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
Jets safetyA Marcus MayeA is expected to miss three-to-four weeks after suffering a broken thumb against the Colts on Sunday, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News (T...
Top Jets WR Quincy Enunwa may have a serious ankle injury
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
The New York Jets managed to come up with a win over the IndianapolisA Colts in Week 6, but wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was forced to leave the game.Enunwa suffered the injury on hi...
Jon Gruden has a strange reason for why the Raiders didn't arrive in London until Friday
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
Two years ago at this time, theA RaidersA were 6-2, on their way to 12-4, andA Derek Carrwas a legit MVP candidate. But they slipped to 6-10 last season, coach Jack Del Rio was fire...
Likely Landing Spots, Trade Packages for Raiders Star Amari Cooper
Published On: Mon, Oct 15
TheA Oakland RaidersA are entering a full-scale rebuild, and nobody on the roster is safe.A The organization already traded its best player, Khalil Mack, before the seas...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts