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“He works hard,” left tackle Trent Williams said. “A lot of his yards come after contact, so that’s squarely on him, just driving through tacklers.”

Morris rushed for 113 yards on 24 carries during Washington’s 38-31 victory over Dallas on Thanksgiving, so the blueprint to history is in place.

And if Morris does break the record, Portis‘ cheers will be among the loudest.

“I’m actually rooting for him,” Portis said on the radio. “I think Alfred Morris is a class act, a young guy who came in and handled things properly and did it the right way.

“You never really hear him boast and brag about his accomplishments. And I think a lot of it is overshadowed by the great play of RG3, but I think what they’re doing as complementary players to one another is great for the city.”