September 7, 2019 / 5:26 PM / 16 days ago

Reports: Cowboys release RB Morris, add Elliott to roster

FILE PHOTO: Aug 24, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris (23) runs with the ball in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys released veteran running back Alfred Morris on Saturday to make room on the roster for Ezekiel Elliott, according to multiple reports.

Elliott ended his holdout this week and signed a six-year, $90 million contract extension with Dallas.

Morris, 30, was a sixth-round pick of the Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft and spent four seasons with Washington before his first go-round with the Cowboys in 2016-17. He played with the San Francisco 49ers in 2018, gaining 428 yards and scoring twice.

In seven seasons, Morris has run for 5,931 yards and scored 34 touchdowns.

The Dallas Morning News reported that the Cowboys could be interested in bringing Morris back next week. They open the season Sunday at home against the New York Giants.

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