The Dallas Cowboys have now gone two games without fullback Tony Fiammetta, and judging by the reports we’ve seen, there’s no concrete timetable for his return at this point. In one of the stranger stories of the 2011 season thus far, Fiammetta is suffering from an undisclosed illness, the origins of which are still unknown.
But to be sure, Dallas is missing the fullback who played a key role in the resurgence of the running game. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones made as much clear in his appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday.
“We’ve seen how good we are or can be when we have that prototype fullback in there,” Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “We don’t want to in any way put a cookie-cutter approach to what the fullback is. The fullback has unique skills when he’s good, and Tony is good. He knows how to get in the way of the defensive guys. He puts himself in position to help the running back with not necessarily the crushing block, but also the finesse blocks that you have inside there.
“I think it’s an instinct. He has that. I think we do miss him.”
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