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Garrett Looking To Capitalize On Jones-Murray Combo

Felix Jones had five carries in his return to action last Sunday

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    Felix Jones carried the ball five times in his return to the Cowboys’ lineup last Sunday, a 27-24 overtime win over the Redskins. He managed 18 yards on these carries, and another four on a pass. Meanwhile DeMarco Murray, who earned the lion’s share of the workload with 601 yards in the four games for which Jones was absent, went for 73 on 25 carries.

    Head coach Jason Garrett told reporters this week that, more or less, we’d see more of the same moving forward, as he looks to use Jones in situations that play to the Arkansas product’s considerable strengths.

    “It's probably a combination of both. Felix is a guy who we really like. He's been such a good football player for us over the last few years," Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He's a dynamic player, a space player but also a guy who can run between the tackles. he can run and he can catch it and we want to get him some opportunities.

    “At the same time, DeMarco has been playing very well, so we have a plan going in and certainly we adjust those plans as the game unfolds."

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