Morris carried the ball five times for 19 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's win over the Bears. He also caught his only target for two yards.
Ezekiel Elliott was busy running all over Chicago's defense for 140 yards, but Morris still found a way to be productive with his limited touches. As long as Elliott stays healthy though, Morris' value will be completely dependent on his ability to get into the end zone, making him a risky play.
Morris carried the ball five times for just seven yards, but scored a touchdown in Week 2's win over Washington.
It was a little bit of sweet revenge for Morris, who was let go by Washington in the offseason. Ezekiel Elliott's fumbling issues could get Morris more touches in the short term, but he still remains firmly behind the rookie on the Cowboys' depth chart.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that
Morris was limited to just seven carries in Week 1 against the Giants, while presumed lead back Ezekiel Elliott had his number called on 20 rushes. Although Morris was more efficient from a yards-per-carry standpoint (5.0 to Elliott's 2.5), the rookie is still expected to start and see the majority of the touches. That being said, the Redskins allowed 147 rushing yards on 30 carries (4.9 YPC) to the Steelers in Week 1, so the matchup may dictate a run-heavy approach, giving both backs the opportunity to see an increased workload.
Morris carried the ball seven times for 35 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
He also failed to catch his only target. Morris had a 13-yard run that was actually Dallas' longest of the day but, as long as Ezekiel Elliott is healthy, his touches should remain very limited.
With first-round pick Ezekiel Elliott making his pro debut, Morris received decidedly less opportunity than he had over the first pair of preseason contests. However, the veteran back still parlayed that rather limited touches he did receive into another solid performance. While Elliott clearly and unsurprisingly looks to be on another level, Morris appears to have plenty left in the tank himself and figures to be slated for a solid dose of rotational work during the regular season.
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