On Tuesday, Felix Jones’ five-year career with the Dallas Cowboys came to an end when he agreed to a deal with the rival Philadelphia Eagles. To call his time with Dallas a disappointment would be fair--he was a first round pick, taken ahead of such others as Rashard Mendenhall, Matt Forte and Ray Rice in 2008--but executive vice president Stephen Jones won’t go so far.
“The guy played for us in a significant role,” Stephen Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I still say that’s very successful. I’d also say running backs, this day and time, a guy can be very successful in his first contract as a running back and not necessarily sign the second one.
“The shelf life of a running back, unfortunately is not as long as some other positions. We were very pleased with the career Felix had here with us. You always hate when it comes to a close. No regrets there.”
Stephen Jones went on to say he’ll be rooting for Felix Jones moving forward, all but a couple of times a year.
“You know what we think of Felix, being a Razorback,” said the Dallas VP, a fellow Arkansas alum. “He made a lot of great plays for us. Obviously, we wish him luck, except when the Cowboys and Eagles play.”
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