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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sammy Morris in the fold

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Sammy Morris is officially a member of the Cowboys.

Now he has to get up to date with playing in the NFL again.

Morris, 34, played 11 years in Buffalo, Miami and New England but has not played this year after getting cut by the Patriots in training camp. He had a workout with Kansas City this season.

To make room for Morris, the Texas Tech-ex, the Cowboys placed rookie running back DeMarco Murray on injured reserve because of an ankle injury suffered Sunday against the New York Giants and requires surgery.

With Felix Jones as the only healthy tailback on the roster, the Cowboys needed Morris. He has rushed for 2,955 yards in his career but could move into a third-down role to help spell Jones, who had 106 yards on the ground and six catches for 31 yards against the Giants.