FB Tony Fiammetta out vs. Redskins
November, 18, 2011
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys won't have their complete backfield Sunday after all.
Felix Jones will play after missing four games with a high ankle sprain, but head coach Jason Garrett said fullback Tony Fiammetta is out against the Redskins due to an illness.
Fiammetta, who was claimed off of waivers from the Carolina Panthers in September, has played a key role in the recent progress of the Cowboys' running game. He does not have any rushing yards this season, but Fiammetta has been a force as a lead blocker, prompting owner/general manager Jerry Jones to call him the franchise's best true fullback since Daryl "Moose" Johnston.