Rookie tailback Alfred Morris, selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, broke the Washington Redskins franchise record for rushiing yards in a single season during the third quarter of Washington's home game against the Dallas Cowboys. The record was previously held by Clinton Portis, who rushed for 1516 yards in 2005.
Needing 104 yards to break the record going into the game, Morris gained almost 100 by halftiime and broke the record with just over 7 minutes left in the third quarter with a 10 yard run on 2nd down and nine. Morris gained 122 yards and 1 TD on his first 18 carries of the game. He now has 1533 rushing yards on the season.
Morris also has 11 touchdowns, all on the ground, which is a rookie record for scoring by a Redskin.