What with DeMarco Murray being the Cowboys’ primary back, and showing no signs of difficulty handling his duties, Felix Jones has been relegated mostly to kickoff return duties--and on Sunday, he struggled with that, fumbling the opening kickoff and exhibiting a frustrating penchant for taking the ball out of the end zone when the better play would’ve been taking a knee and a touchback.
Basically, Jones did about all he could to suggest that he may not be the best answer where kickoff return duties are concerned--but from one University of Arkansas alum to another, Jerry Jones came out Monday and said that Felix’s job remains safe. Having said that, it’s no surprise that Jones believes the idea that Jones could be released to be ridiculous.
“I don’t know about that,” Jerry said when asked if the team would look at their options on kick returns, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think we saw him be quick at practice last week. I think we need to give him a little more room out there. Felix has returned a lot of kickoffs in his time, All-American twice in college as a kickoff returner. We have, over the years, been reluctant to use him as a kickoff returner because we didn’t want to risk injury. But we decided this year to use him as a kickoff returner.
“He should be a great asset for us and that’s the way it remains.”
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