The Cowboys have found their backup plan.
Now that rookie standout DeMarco Murray (and Phillip Tanner) is out for the remainder of the season, the Cowboys have signed veteran running back Sammy Morris, who played with head coach Jason Garrett when Garrett was in Miami.
“He’s certainly the right kind of guy in the role that he’s had in his career,” Garrett said. “He’s done it as well as anybody. He’s been a backup running back, backup fullback and when he’s had opportunities to carry the football and catch the football, certainly been able to do that. He’s been a core special teams player, really throughout his career, so the right kind of guy.”
Morris spent the last four seasons in Miami. The 11-year veteran had not been on a roster this season and thought he was done.
“I hadn’t heard anything for a while, so I assumed I’m going to ride into the sunset,” Morris said. “So I got the phone call, I all but said I was done in my mind, but it didn’t turn out that way.”