If you’re like me, you were bummed that Marion Barber was inactive last night, unable to deliver the punishing stiffarms, judo chops, and roundhouse kicks for which he is so beloved. But you were also pretty darn excited to see Felix Jones UNLEASHED, toting the rock as the main guy for the first time.
In the first half, Jones delivered. Oh, did he deliver. Every time Felix touched the ball, he ripped off giant chunks of yardage effortlessly. He touched the ball 9 times for 114 yards, a 12.7 yards per touch average. Playing full time, Jones somehow managed to improve on his already insane averages.
And then, he disappeared. Tashard Choice entered the game, and suddenly it’s, “Hey, was is Choice out there? Where did Felix go? Why is he limping on that decoy play? Why aren’t they updating his status? WHERE’S THAT STUPID TAFOYA WHEN SHE’S FINALLY FREAKIN’ NEEDED?”
As you know now, Felix hurt his knee (technically labeled a sprain after the game). It didn’t LOOK all that bad. Oh, but it just might be. From Adam Schefter’s Twitter feed this morning:
This isn't good: Jerry Jones told Ed Werder that he is concerned about the severity of Cowboys running back Felix Jones' knee injury.
Jones told Werder the RB was unable to loosen his left knee after suffering a knee strain and the feeling now is that he might need an MRI.
/begins breathing heavily
/looks for paper bag to begin hyperventilating
/says little prayer
/sees fantasy team going down the toilet
Hopefully, Jones’ knee will be just fine. Until then, we await the results with baited breath. Jones is such a blazing talent that losing him to injury two years in a row seems downright cruel. Once the deepest backfield in the league, the Cowboys may be reduced to just one back for next week’s game. Stupid Felix Jones injuries. WHY MUST YOU TANTALIZE US SO?!