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It's not Felix Jones' fault he fell  behind

He's been surpassed by other backs in his draft class because Cowboys hold him back

Updated: October 7, 2010, 2:28 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Did the Dallas Cowboys pick the wrong running back in the 2008 first round, or is Felix Jones egregiously underutilized?

The answer: Both, but the Cowboys have the opportunity to fix only one of those issues.

The statistical evidence strongly supports the case that the Cowboys could have drafted a better back. That's not necessarily a knock on Jones, who has flashed brilliance while averaging 6.2 yards per carry during his brief, injury-interrupted career. But the ...

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