Friday, November 18, 2011
Injury report: Felix Jones questionable
By Todd Archer
Cowboys running back Felix Jones went through his third straight day of limited practice and is listed as questionable on the injury report for Sunday’s game at Washington.
Jones is expected to play after missing the last four games with a high left ankle sprain suffered Oct. 16. What Jones’ role will be, however, is not clear. DeMarco Murray has rushed for 601 yards in Jones’ absence and the rookie running back will continue to be the starter.
Jones, who ran for 253 yards on 63 carries and caught 14 passes for 105 yards in the first four games, could be the third-down running back and also return kicks. He handled kick returns with a group of players in practice this week and averaged 24.2 yards a return in 2008-09.
Fullback Tony Fiammetta (illness), cornerback Mike Jenkins (hamstring) and wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) will not play Sunday. Jenkins will miss his third straight game but has hopes of playing on Thanksgiving against Miami. Austin will miss his second straight game and is expected to return in December.
Backup quarterback Jon Kitna (back) is doubtful after missing the last two days of practice, which would make Stephen McGee the No. 2 behind Tony Romo. Right guard Kyle Kosier is also questionable but has not misses a game this year.
Linebacker Sean Lee will play for the second straight game with a cast protecting his dislocated left wrist, as will punter Mat McBriar, who has a nerve problem in his left leg. They are listed as probable.