FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released running back Alfred Morris to make room on the roster for Ezekiel Elliott.
The move Saturday came three days after Elliott signed a $90 million, six-year extension to end the two-time rushing champion’s holdout, which lasted the entire preseason.READ MORE: Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett Resigns Following Felony DWI Arrest
Morris joined the Cowboys early in training camp with Elliott missing. Two years ago, Morris was the primary replacement during Elliott’s six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.READ MORE: North Texas Graduates Navigate Next Chapter Amid Pandemic Job Market
The release of Morris clears the way for rookie Tony Pollard to be Elliott’s primary backup while also playing special teams. Morris didn’t have the versatility to play special teams, putting his roster spot in jeopardy with Elliott’s return.
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