The Dallas Cowboys have officially added Ezekiel Elliott to their active roster heading into Week 1 of the NFL regular season, parting ways with a veteran running back in the process.
Elliott has been added to the Cowboys’ 53-man roster a little more than 24 hours before kickoff against the New York Giants.
Dallas has reportedly released veteran running back Alfred Morris in the process.
Morris, 30, played for the Cowboys from 2016-17. He spent the 2018 season in San Francisco, totaling 428 yards and two touchdowns.
It’s possible Dallas could get Morris back.
Cowboys added Ezekiel Elliott to the 53-man roster on Saturday in time to play against the New York Giants on Sunday and to make room for him released Alfred Morris, per @toddarcher.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2019
Morris has played in the NFL since 2012 and was a dominant back for the Redskins for a couple of seasons, totaling back-to-back-to-back 1,000-plus yard seasons in Washington.
The Cowboys have been really impressed with rookie running back Tony Pollard and, with Elliott’s return, Morris has apparently become expendable.
Dallas and New York are set to kick off at 4:25 p.m. E.T.
The game will be on FOX.