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FRISCO, Texas -- Alfred Morris wont be trying to prove the Redskins wrong when the Dallas running back faces his former team for the first time Sunday. Cheap Jordans For Sale .The affable veteran looks forward to renewing acquaintances in Washington, including his old quarterback, and doesnt sit around wondering how a team could give up on him just two years after he was one of the NFLs most productive players over his first two seasons.I know people are like, `You say that, Morris said, anticipating the reaction in the middle of his answer. But its not cliche. This is me being me. I never had to feel like I had to prove anything. I feel like if I have to try to do that, then I wouldnt be being myself.Any other week, Morris will pull for the Washington running game, not revel in how badly it struggles, such as in the season-opening loss to Pittsburgh.And he sent Kirk Cousins a text telling him to make sure to have fun before the first game that they werent in the Redskins backfield together. Thats what he used to tell him in the locker room.Morris is also looking forward to seeing the stadium workers in Washington after forming special bonds with some of them. If he cant see them for dinner Saturday night, hell touch base before the game, just as he used to.In other words, no hard feelings, even though Morris always hoped to spend his career with one team.A lot of people think theyre bigger than the game or `That wont happen to me, Morris said.I accept what it is. They had a different plan. I wasnt a part of that. Im moving on, but I still have the opportunity to keep my dream alive and playing this game as long as I can. It happened to be with a rival team.Morris, whose numbers slipped after Jay Gruden replaced Mike Shanahan as coach, said the Cowboys were a late entry among teams pursuing him in free agency.And the fifth-year back has often said he didnt regret his choice even after Dallas chose Ezekiel Elliott fourth overall in the draft.At that time, Darren McFadden also was healthy after leading the Cowboys in rushing last season. When McFadden broke an elbow in a household accident, the early season plan became clear: Elliott starting, and Morris backing him up.The opening 20-19 loss to the New York Giants was the first time in 65 games that Morris didnt start.Alfred will handle his business like a pro, no matter what happens, Gruden said. He handled his exit here like a pro. He handled being No. 2 there like a pro. Hes going to be a pro no matter how you cut it. Thats the type of guy he is.Morris was the most efficient Dallas back in the opener with seven carries for 35 yards, a 5-yard average. Elliott averaged half that in 20 carries. But it doesnt change Morris answer about his role.Like I always say whether I have one carry or 100 carries, it doesnt matter, said Morris, who ran for nearly 3,000 yards in his first two seasons with the Redskins, making the Pro Bowl both times. I got good work, better than what some backups get, and thats OK with me.Most of Morris production in Washington came with Robert Griffin III at quarterback, particularly their rookie season together in 2012 when the Redskins beat Dallas in the regular-season finale with a playoff berth on the line, highlighted by Morris career-best 200 yards rushing.But Morris formed a bond with Cousins that endures, with their wives remaining close as well.Phenomenal teammate, Cousins said. Never made it about himself and hes a guy who Ill be a friend with for life. Ill be watching him and following his success the rest of his career.Game notes G Ron Leary (groin) was listed as a full participant in practice after being limited before the opener. ... LT Tyron Smith wasnt listed on the injury report and left the game against the Giants briefly with a neck stinger. ... DE Charles Tapper (back) was in pads for the early portion of practice, but listed as a non-participant.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler ;Discount Jordan Shoes .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. Cheap Jordan Shoes Free Shipping . By having more great seasons. Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. http://www.realjordanshoescheap.com/ . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. Switzerlands Stan Wawrinka became the latest top-tier player to pull out of the Rio Olympics.The world No. 4 cited a back injury that he sustained last week at the Rogers Cup, where he reached the semifinals.I am very sad because after Beijing and London I would have liked to experience my third Olympic Games in Brazil, Wawrinka said in a statement to the Swiss Tennis Federation on Tuesday. Unfortunately that will now not be possible.In 2008, Wawrinka won doubles gold with partner Roger Federer, beating the Swedish team of?Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson in the final. But Wawrrinkas singles ascent did not start until a few years later, when in 2014 he took down Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal en route to his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Wholesale Authentic Jordans. A year later, Wawrinka triumphed at Roland Garros, becoming the only current player outside the famed Big Four (Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and?Andy Murray) to win multiple majors.Wawrinka, 31, joins four other top 10 players, including Federer, as Rio withdrawals. ' ' '