You can take Alfred Morris out of the Burgundy and Gold, but you can't take all the Burgundy and Gold out of Alfred Morris.
On Monday night, the Cowboys running back, who broke through with the Redskins as a rookie in 2012 and stayed with the team until this past offseason, was watching his former franchise play against the Steelers. And in between tweets encouraging DeAngelo Williams and laughing at Antonio Brown's twerking, Morris made it clear that a sliver of his heart — however tiny that sliver may be — remains loyal to the organization that drafted him:
Let's get going Captain Kirk— Alfred Morris (@FredoSauce) September 13, 2016
That post can be taken as five words on social media, but when's the last time you saw a member of the Redskins or Cowboys openly cheer for someone on the opposite side? That doesn't happen very often, if ever. But it's clear that Morris, who said he'll "always be a part of #RedskinsNation" on Instagram when he was released in March, is keeping an eye on his old buddies, and perhaps pulling for them a tiny bit.
That will change next week, though, as the 27-year-old returns to FedEx Field in a matchup between two 0-1 NFC East squads. Look for Morris to get one the best receptions a Cowboys player has gotten in the stadium's history.
MORE REDSKINS: LAST NIGHT'S LOSS LOOKED AWFULLY FAMILIAR