Cowboys' RB To Return from Injury as a Backup
POSTED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:07pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:32pm
Cowboys Running Back Felix Jones, who has been injured the last four weeks, is likely to return Sunday vs. the Washington Redskins. Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones eluded to the fact that Felix Jones could return as a backup to rookie DeMarco Murray, who has been on a tear as the Cowboys have been 3-1 with him in the backfield. Murray. a third-round draft pick, has rushed for 601 yards in four games. Murray even had a 253-yard performance against the Rams.
"One thing that comes to my mind is that Murray looks like the more he carries, the more effective he gets," Jerry Jones said on KRLD-FM. "You think of that theoretically about a workhorse running back, that they get better as the game goes along.
"On the other hand, Felix -- and this is not negative in any way -- but Felix has always been a guy that looks like the best way for him to be his best is to inject him in spots. So we may have a guy here in Murray and we may have a guy here in Felix who can step in there 12, 13 times a ballgame and really have a chance to break it."
"We just want to get (Jones) back into action," Head Coach Jason Garrett said Monday. "He's been a really good football player for us the past few years, a dynamic player both in the run game and the pass games. We just want to get him some touches."
"Man, they're really just worrying about me getting back on the field first," Jones said. "Once that happens, we'll start talking about what's going on on the field. Right now, I'm just worried about my health and getting out on the field."
Cowboys play at the Redskins, 11:00am MT kickoff.