WASHINGTON (WUSA) - Alfred Morris had a good run in D.C. Not only was he effective on the ground for most of his time here but he was also one of the real good guys in the community giving back to the under served. There was really nothing to not like about "ALF", he was as good as it gets.
But just as fast as his career started in 2012 with the Redskins when he set the single season rushing record as a rookie and helping the Skins get to the playoffs, it ended quickly in 2015 as Morris was sharing the running back duties with rookie Matt Jones. That pretty much signaled the end of Morris' tenure as the Redskins did not bring him back -- a move they may actually regret -- but Morris found work elsewhere and it was in Dallas of all places.
Morris was hoping to become the every down back in Dallas and not have to platoon but low and behold the Cowboys took Ezekiel Elliott with their first round pick and right now it's a two headed monster in the backfield. Last week in a loss to the Giants, Morris had seven carries for 35 yards while Elliott got more at 21 carries for 50 yards. It would only make sense that Morris would get more touches against his old team this week.
"They had a different plan," the always humble Morris said this week. "I wasn't a part of that. That's okay with me. I'm moving on."
The Redskins may have moved on too quickly without Morris because right now the Skins are struggling in their back field. Matt Jones, the starter now, got only seven carries for 24 yards in the loss to the Steelers last week and the verdict is still very much out on him and the rest of the ball carriers as well.
Morris was a true fan favorite in D.C., so it will be hard for the Fed Ex faithful to boo or come down hard on him on Sunday. They would probably prefer him to do well but not just win. The Redskins would take that too.