Morris carried the ball three times for two yards in Sunday's win over the Packers.
Ezekiel Elliott taking the league by storm has had an adverse effect on Morris, who saw season lows in offensive snaps, touches and yards on what was otherwise a successful day for Dallas' offense. The veteran back benefited from goal-line carries earlier in the season, and may be able to nab a touchdown here or there, but with Elliott and mobile quarterback Dak Prescott in the fold, there isn't much for Morris to contribute to the offense at this point.
Morris carried the ball seven times, accumulating 34 yards, in Sunday's win over San Francisco.
Sunday was Morris' most active game since Week 1's seven carry, 35-yard outing. A lot has changed since then, namely Ezekiel Elliott has since reeled off back-to-back games with at least 135 yards rushing. It's never easy to depend on a No. 2 back playing behind a player like Elliott, but Dallas' offense still provides Morris with the chance to get looks at the goal line, looks that he converted into a touchdown in both Week 2 and Week 3.
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.
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