The Cowboys have insisted for most of the week that Felix Jones’ absence from (or in Thursday’s case, limited status for) practice was merely a cautionary measure on the part of the team, and on Friday, Jerry Jones seemed to support this idea. In an appearance on 105.3 The Fan on Friday, Jones said he would be surprised if Jones isn’t ready to go on Saturday, which is a pretty good sign for Cowboys fans (and fantasy owners).
"It would surprise me if Felix does not go," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "That would surprise me. On the other hand, it would be madness not to recognize he hasn't practiced this week, so you better have another plan in place.
“The point is these things are something that you gauge that has anything to do with how much he exerts and then how he feels after the exertion. He did it yesterday, he's doing that today. We'll have a much better feel at game time tomorrow on just how much he can get."
Jones missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday and was limited to the sideline on Thursday, where he ran sprints and made cuts on the injured hamstring. If Jones is unable to go, the team would give Sammy Morris the bulk of the workload. Morris, who was signed last week, gained 53 yards on 12 carries in his return to the NFL against the Bucs. In the same radio appearance today, Jerry Jones praised Morris, calling him a “pleasant surprise.”
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