During the last four seasons Redskins fans cheered on Alfted Morris, perhaps more than any recent running back. The story was unique, a sixth round pick emerging to be a Pro Bowl runner.
This past offseason, Redskins brass decided to move on from Morris. To be fair, his stats had declined each season since a standout rookie year in 2012, and Morris found a new home with the Dallas Cowboys.
On Sunday, in a loss to Dallas, Morris scored what ended up being the game winning touchdown against the Redskins. Though he had five carries for only seven yards, Morris made the most important one count.
"Alfred has, he's just won over everybody on this team," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the game. "He's a real soldier out there and a real inspiration to the rest of the team."
Asked if Morris' touchdown felt poetic, Jones said, "Oh yes. Not only the fact that it's against Washington but how hard he's worked."
The Redskins run game looked better against Dallas than it did last week in loss to Pittsburgh, though for many fans, seeing Morris on the opponents sideline still stung.
Seeing that home run swing in the end zone made it that much worse.
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In a thriller in Foxboro, the Patriots handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.
It wasn't pretty but the Rams slipped past the Broncos to remain the lone unbeaten in the NFL.
Remember when the Lions beat New England on Sunday Night Football and folks were ready to bury the Patriots? Yeah... how did that 'hot take' work out?
Will the real Redskins please stand up? A win over the Panthers moved the Skins up three spots. Give the Redskins this, they are consistently unpredictable.
The Ravens are on the rise and Marcus Mariota is happy the Titans won't have to play Baltimore again.
So the Cowboys have an offense now? Or does Jacksonville not have an elite defense anymore?
And the Bears let Brock Osweiler throw for 380 yards. Yes. You read that correct. 380 yards.
How far will the Bears drop because of that dreadful defensive performance?
The Kerrigan family is about to make a big-time addition to its roster.
Ryan and his wife, Jessica, already have two very, VERY, very, very cute bulldogs in their household.
But on Tuesday, the two announced in separate Instagram posts that Jessica is 18 weeks pregnant and that a third human Kerrigan will arrive in 2019.
"Can I eat dis sign aftur da picturr iz over?" George the bulldog said when reached for comment on the news.
"How did dey gett such a smawl jerzey for da baby alreddy?" Franklin the other bulldog added.
This is all very wonderful.
Come next March, the world is about to get a little precious-er.
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