Felix Jones returning and DeMarco Murray the man in Big D
Felix Jones is expected to play this week against the Washington Redskins, but it sounds like after missing four games with a high ankle sprain, the Dallas Cowboys running back could have lost his grip on the starting job.
Rookie DeMarco Murray has been terrific in Jones’ absence, rushing for 601 yards in the four games, and the Cowboys realize they need to go with the hot hand.
But owner Jerry Jones announced on his weekly radio show on 105.3 FM in Dallas that Felix Jones will finally be back in action.
“That's our plan," Jerry Jones said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "It looks like he can. I don't know just exactly how on top of his game he'll be, but man am I anxious to have both of those options out there and Murray, that will be exciting.”
Then, Jerry Jones admitted he sees Murray getting the bulk of the work.
“One thing that comes to my mind that Murray looks like the more he carries the more effective he gets. If you think of that theoretically about a workhorse running back that they get better as the game goes along," Jerry Jones said. "Felix, and this is not negative in any way, Felix has always been a guy that he looks like the best way for him to be his best is to inject him in spots and so we may have a guy here in Murray who can carry a lot of carries and we may have a guy in Felix that can step in there and carry it 13 times a ballgame and really have a chance to break it."
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