FRISCO, Texas – What was expected is now official: The Dallas Cowboys have added Ezekiel Elliott on Saturday to the 53-member squad to play against the New York Giants on Sunday.
To make room for Elliott, the team released a veteran who ran back Alfred Morris.
The Cowboys received a custody exemption after Elliott signed a $ 90 million six-year extension on Wednesday, claiming $ 50 million in guarantees.
Elliott participated Coach Jason Garrett did not comment on the role of running back after missing the entire training camp.
The Cowboys signed Morris on July 30 with Elliott Springcamp. He played for the Cowboys in 2016 and 2017 and spent the last season with the San Francisco 49ers.
If Morris had been on active duty on Saturday, his base salary of $ 930,000 would have been guaranteed for the season.
Cowboys might try to re-sign Morris. Rookie Tony Pollard, Jordan Chunn, who spent the last season in the training team, and Jamize Olawale are the others who play on the 53-man squad with Elliott.