Alfred Morris started all 64 of a possible 64 games he could have played during a four-year career in Washington. He has never started a game in his two seasons in Dallas. That changes Sunday when he starts in place of the suspended Ezekiel Elliott.

For weeks, Morris prepared as the starter, not always knowing Elliott’s status until late in the week. But Elliott will not get an 11th-hour reprieve this week. He will miss four games before returning to court.

“Of course I’m excited about [starting],” Morris said, via Schuyler Dixon of the Associated Press. “I never know when I’m going to touch the field. Sunday, I have a better idea at least how it’s going to start the game off. We’ll see how everything plays out. Of course I’m excited to get more snaps and more carries, get more opportunities to help my team win.”

Morris, who has three 1,000-yard seasons, has played only 163 snaps in two seasons with the Cowboys and carried the ball only 83 times.