Felix Jones’ return to the starting role didn’t last long.
Starting in the place of the injured DeMarco Murray, Jones went for 44 yards on 15 carries, but suffered a bruised knee in the third quarter--an injury that kept him sidelined for most of the fourth quarter. Jones also suffered a neck injury in the first half of the 19-14 win.
“He was battling through a couple things in the ballgame,” head coach Jason Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It was great to see [Phillip] Tanner go in there and handle that situation at the end of the game. Hopefully Felix will be better this week and be ready to go against the Giants.”
As Garrett mentioned, Tanner stepped in for Jones following the injury and finished with 30 yards on 13 carries. As for Murray’s availability for this week’s NFC East showdown with the New York Giants, Garrett said the team will continue to monitor his injured foot through the week and go from there.
“We’ll wait and see on that,” Garrett said. “We’re certainly optimistic. He’s proven to be someone who heals quickly. We’ll monitor him day by day, but we’ll have to wait and see.”
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