Felix Jones' role to be determined
November, 14, 2011
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com
IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is hopeful running back Felix Jones can return from his ankle injury and start to practice this week, maybe on Wednesday.
In Jones' place, DeMarco Murray has rushed for 601 yards in four games.
If Jones returns, Garrett said his role has yet to be determined.
"We just want to get him back into action," Garrett said. "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."
When asked to elaborate, Garrett said, "Don’t have a specific plan for him. What we want to do is have him have a good couple of days here leading up to practice on Wednesday. And hopefully he can go out there and practice and we’ll get a chance to see him this week."
Jones and Murray have taken the high road regarding who should start, and that makes it easier for Garrett to make a decision. It appears Murray will start Sunday at Washington and if Jones is healthy it's possible he'll be the third-down back.
It will be interesting to see if the Cowboys have Jones return kicks, something he did in his first two seasons in the league.