Felix Jones told reporters on Tuesday that he wouldn’t concern himself with what sort of role he’ll have alongside breakout star DeMarco Murray until after he returns from the high ankle sprain that has forced him to miss the team’s past four games.
“Man, they’re really just worrying about me getting back on the field first then once that happens we’ll start talking about what’s going on on the field,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “Right now I’m just worried about my health and getting out on the field.”
Again, that was on Tuesday. Today, as we posted on this blog earlier, Jones returned to practice. So we’ll assume that Jones will begin to have an idea of what his new role might look like as the week goes on--though it’s worth noting that Jones stressed that neither he or the team wanted to rush his return to live action.
As for Murray, Jones said he’s been impressed by the rookie, who has 601 yards in the last four games, before continuing to discuss the injury that played such a great role in Murray getting an opportunity in the first place.
“What he’s done is very good,” Jones said of Murray. “I’ve just got to make sure I’m healthy when I get out there. He’s doing a great job. He’s handled the position very well. I just want to get out there and perform at a level I know I can do good at and now worry about my ankle and how it feel. I don’t need to rush it. If I did that I could possibly re-injure it again. I definitely want to take my time and be 100 percent before I get out there.”
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