It seemed fitting on Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys were scurrying around the field in the final minute trying to rack up some garbage yards and possibly score some meaningless points (they couldn't) against the Seattle Seahawks that Felix Jones was right in the middle of the comedy or errors.
Jones caught a pass out in the flat from Tony Romo, ran about 15 yards in open field and then just fell on his face as no one touched him. That was it, the end of the Cowboys' "threat", and it should be the end of the Felix Jones era in Dallas.
The former Arkansas running back — yes, Arkansas, the alma mater of one Jerry Jones — reported to training camp out of shape and now just looks slow, negating his one-trick show trick when he was drafted, which was his blazing speed.
Jones has yet to produce like a first-rounder, or even a third-rounder, in his fifth season with the Cowboys after being drafted ahead of guys like Chris Johnson and Rashard Mendenhall. On Sunday, he had a huge part in the Cowboys' embarrassing loss as he fumbled the opening kickoff, which just got the ball rolling downhill in a hurry in arguably the loudest, toughest place to play in the NFL.
Are we saying Jones should be cut today? Probably not. But DeMarco Murray is unquestionably the team's featured running back, and Philip Tanner and Lance Dunbar are both young, hungry and faster than Jones. The former Razorback should be relegated to mop-up time and occasional work on the offense behind Murray. He shouldn't have a role cemented on this team such as returning kicks. He simply can't be trusted, and his time has simply run out to make a good impression.