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Whatever Dallas tried didn’t work.

“I think they were bringing a lot of pressure, trying to disguise it a little bit and we were able to find some creases,” Morris said. “Their overaggressiveness, I used it against them. They were overpursuing and I was able to find some cutbacks. It just worked out perfectly.”

Wide receiver Joshua Morgan described how the Cowboys were doing everything possible to stop play-action passes by dropping a safety back and directing linebackers to holes.

“They weren’t respecting the run,” Morgan said.

So Morris ran all over them. He ran 17 yards for one touchdown, 32 yards for another. His 1-yard score put the game out of reach.

And as strong as the blocking was, tight end Logan Paulsen credited Morris with making it all happen.

“Obviously, as an offense we pride ourselves on what we’ve been able to do in the running game this entire year, but to diminish Alfred’s role in it I think would be unfair,” Paulsen said. “He’s such an outstanding runner when it comes to understanding what we need from him, in terms of the zone-running scheme. When you have a guy like that who can help set up blocks, help make you look good, his value is incalculable.”

Morris had a feeling this was going to be his night. But he didn’t consider that he overshadowed Griffin for the first time this season.

“I never felt that way. I knew in order for us to win, we needed to get the ground attack going. I come out here and give it my all, regardless of who’s healthy, who’s not, what the situation is,” Morris said. “I’m going to go out and I’m going to leave it on the field, and I did just that. It just turned out being my best game this season thus far.”

Thus far, Morris said, because there’s at least Sunday’s NFC wild-card game against the Seattle Seahawks. It’s another opportunity for Morris to make a name for himself on the national stage for those who hadn’t been aware of his impressive season.

But don’t tell him it’s another chance for stardom.

“I’m never a star; I’ll never be a star. Other people might think I’m a star, but I’m just Alfred,” Morris said. “I’ve been the same since way back when, and I’m not going to change. I’m still going to be the same guy when I walked in and nobody knew who I am or I was. I’m still going to be that guy. I couldn’t change even if I tried.”