Cowboys running back Felix Jones has yet to fully recover from a dislocated shoulder, suffered in the first quarter of the team’s overtime victory over the 49ers in week two, but he doesn’t plan on missing time from the lingering effects, as Dallas nears their week four meeting with the 3-0 Detroit Lions.
"I am able to do what I need to do," Jones said recently, per the Dallas Morning News. "Whether I am feeling sore or not, I am not complaining. I am just happy to be out there."
The Cowboys are happy he’s out there, too. After two games in which the running game struggled mightily, Jones broke out to in the Washington game to the tune of 115 yards on 14 carries, and three catches for another 40.
Before heading into the bye week, and hopefully recovering further, Jones hopes to have a similar performance against the Lions--a tall order, considering their very run game-unfriendly defensive front.
"Anytime you get a chance to have the ball in your hands," Jones said, "you've got to make the best of it."
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