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Morris has plenty of room to run and loves it

Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris gained 85 yards and scored a touchdown against Miami Friday night at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Dolphins 42-14.
Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris gained 85 yards and scored a touchdown against Miami Friday night at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Dolphins 42-14. rmallison@star-telegram.com

ARLINGTON Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris doesn’t look like a bad option if Ezekiel Elliott or Darren McFadden aren’t available for some reason in the regular season.

Morris took full advantage of his start, rushing for 85 yards on 13 carries, including a 15-yard TD run, in the first half. He had a 20-yard TD run called back because of a penalty on offensive tackle Chaz Green.

The Cowboys routed Miami 41-14 Friday night at AT&T Stadium.

Morris, who had 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2012-14, credited the Cowboys’ offensive line for his success.

“They did a great job of getting their guys and making a clear read for me,” Morris said. “It was easy for me to be patient because they kept them dead on the line of scrimmage. It makes it easy when our guys win at the line.”

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