There’s a pretty good chance free agent-to-be Felix Jones has seen his last game as a member of the Dallas Cowboys, after a highly disappointing 2012 that saw the running game account for just 1,265 yards of offense. That’s the lowest total in Cowboys history for a 16-game season, and the second-worst total in the NFL.
The team remains confident in Murray when he’s healthy, but the combination of his inability to stay healthy--he missed six games in 2012 with a foot injury--and Felix Jones’ increasingly habitual underachievement will very likely lead them, executive vice president Stephen Jones says, to go looking for a new running back this offseason.
“In this league, you have to have more than one back,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Obviously, we developed DeMarco Murray but you also have to look at the fact he hasn’t been healthy yet in terms of for a full season. I think we need a back. I like [Lance] Dunbar and I like [Phillip] Tanner but I think they’re more third backs than second backs.”
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