Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Felix Jones misses another practice
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Felix Jones missed his second straight day of practice because of hamstring tightness, but the Dallas Cowboys continue to express faith the running back will play Saturday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team was being cautious because Jones is the only full-time running back available. Sammy Morris signed last week and had 12 carries for 53 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Chauncey Washington is on the practice squad.
While Felix Jones is out, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and nose tackle Jay Ratliff were back at practice after missing Tuesday's session. The Cowboys will have to manage Ware (stinger) and Ratliff (rib muscle strain) for the rest of the season in practice.
Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree was back at work. He could not finish Tuesday's practice after banging knees with a player.
Safety Danny McCray (ankle) missed his second straight day of practice. Wide receiver Andre Holmes (hamstring) and nose tackle Josh Brent (knee) are also missing practice.
Todd Archer covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.