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Morris’ visit to Dallas won’t stop Cowboys from chasing a back in the draft

Washington Redskins free agent running back Alfred Morris is visiting the Dallas Cowboys today.
Washington Redskins free agent running back Alfred Morris is visiting the Dallas Cowboys today. Star-Telegram/Paul Moseley

Even if they add Alfred Morris, the Dallas Cowboys are still looking to draft a running back

The Cowboys have former Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris in for a visit today and could sign him to a contract to join Darren McFadden and possibly Lance Dunbar in the team’s backfield.

But the Cowboys might be not be done looking for a running back as vice-president Stephen Jones indicated the team will still target a running back at some point in the upcoming NFL Draft.

“You just always want to have options,” Jones said. “Get somebody in the draft. It takes more than one running back to get through a season most of the time. Very rarely do you pull of a season like DeMarco Murray had two years ago. We got one back and hopefully, Lance is going to get back.”

The Cowboys signed Dunbar to a one-year deal last week, but there is a chance he could start the season on the physically unable to perform list. He is still rehabbing from major knee surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

“It’s still the same, he could be a PUP guy,” Jones said. “But this time last year Morris Claiborne was going to be a PUP guy. Some of these guys work extremely hard, which Lance is one those guys. He is special. Sometimes they get back sooner.”

At the NFL combine, Jones discussed the possibility of drafting a running back early this year.

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