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Alfred Morris signing clouds Cowboys RB situation

The Dallas Cowboys have one of the best offensive lines in the National Football League, making their team a prime destination for a running back to come in and make a statistical impact. In 2015, veteran Darren McFadden was one of a mere seven runners to rush for 1,000 yards, and he did it despite the fact that he started just 10 of 16 games in his first season in Dallas.

Unfortunately, it looks like owners are likely to see a dreaded RBBC situation in Big D after the Cowboys signed former Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris to a two-year deal.

Morris, once considered a fantasy star, is coming off the worst season of his pro career. He carried the football 202 times, rushing for 751 yards with one touchdown while averaging a meager 3.7 yards per attempt. Morris, who finished 47th in fantasy points at the position, also experienced a decline in carries and rushing yards for the fourth consecutive season.

Still, Morris' move to Dallas can be seen as at least somewhat of a positive ... at least for now. McFadden is entering his age-29 campaign, and he's rarely been able to avoid injuries during his NFL career. While he could enter training camp atop the team's depth chart, I would still be more inclined to draft Morris, 27, ahead of McFadden because of his age and durability. Neither should be drafted as more than a No. 3 or 4 fantasy runner, however.

Of course, McFadden and Morris won't be the lone members of this committee because the Cowboys re-signed Lance Dunbar last week. Prior to blowing out his knee last season, he had hauled in 21 catches in four contests. Over a full slate of games, that projects to better than 80 receptions.

The addition of Morris won't preclude the Cowboys from taking a running back in the NFL Draft either. McFadden has just one more year on his deal, Dunbar's deal is for one year and Morris is under contract for just two years. As a result, it wouldn't be a surprise if Dallas still grabbed Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott in Round 1 or Alabama's Derrick Henry in Round 2.

While the backfield in Dallas is clouded, the situation in Washington seems clear ... at least for now.

Matt Jones is the current favorite to lead the Redskins in backfield touches in 2016. While he fumbled too often last season, Jones also showed flashes of potential. Remember his Week 2 performance versus the St. Louis Rams, where he rushed for 123 yards and scored two touchdowns? However, his hold on the backfield could change quickly if the team adds an impact back in the draft.

For now, Jones is on the RB2/flex-starter radar.

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Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. Have a burning question on anything fantasy related? Tweet it to @Michael_Fabiano or send a question via Facebook!

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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