After wresting the starting running back job from Felix Jones last season, DeMarco Murray is set to enter his sophomore year as the bell cow of the Dallas Cowboys’ backfield, but that doesn’t mean that Jones will be an afterthought in the Dallas offense.
Jerry Jones told reporters this week that Felix will continue to have a substantial role as a change of pace from Murray.
“He’s an integral part of our firepower,” Jerry said, per ESPN Dallas. “He will always give defenses something that they’ve got to be ready for. He adds a dimension to what we can do in the entire offensive scheme. He gives us a lot of options when he’s in there.”
More than just changing the two out throughout the course of a game, Jerry seems more than a little interested in the idea of both backs being on the field at the same time--and though we’re not sure if this goes beyond the owner wearing his coach’s hat (which he’s been known to do on occasion), he did joke that he’s been thinking up options for such an alignment “every night.”
“You put them both in there and that gives us some options,” Jerry said. “Not trying to be a coordinator here, but I like them both.”
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