On Tuesday, Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones went on the record as saying that Felix Jones will most likely remain the Cowboys’ kick returner, despite an underwhelming performance (and that’s putting it delicately) against the Seahawks, in which he fumbled the opening kick and made a habit of taking the ball out of the end zone when he should’ve just taken the touchback.
On Wednesday, Jason Garrett confirmed Jerry’s thoughts, saying that all things considered, the team still believes they have a pretty good return man in Jones.
“Felix has been such a good player for us,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s coming off the injury from last year and if you just look at his track record as a play-making type player, both on offense and in the kicking game, he’s been pretty darn good.”
To write Jones off as a kick returner based on the performance against Seattle, Garrett believes, would be short-sighted.
“When you really evaluate any player, you evaluate his most recent game but you also evaluate his body of work,” he said. “Felix’s body of work has been pretty darn good. We will have Felix back there. We will have Dez back there, but we will also have some other options based on what the situations are both as a kickoff returner and a punt returner.”
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