Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said earlier this week that Felix Jones’ job as the Dallas Cowboys’ primary kick returner was secure, following a forgettable performance by Jones against Seattle in which he fumbled the opening kickoff, and this sentiment was backed up by head coach Jason Garrett.
But if Dallas should change their minds in the coming weeks, it looks like rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne could step in to the role. ESPN Dallas is reporting that Jones has seen increased reps as a return man in practice this week, and Claiborne is open to returning kicks.
“I wouldn’t mind,” Claiborne said. “I wouldn’t mind doing it at all. We’ve got a guy back there right now that to my understanding is doing a great job in Felix. If they need somebody else, I’m here.”
As you might’ve gleaned from the above statement, though, Claiborne still considers himself a backup to Jones.
“I just started getting a lot more reps in it now,” Claiborne continued, “backing Felix up and just trying to get all the catches I can get.”
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