In an announcement that should really surprise no one, Cowboys owner/"GM" Jerry Jones said the Dallas Cowboys will retain just three running backs on their 53-man roster entering the 2011 season and their showdown with the New York Jets in primetime.
Brandon George, of The Dallas Morning News, tweeted the statement, which means second-year back Lonyae Miller, out of Fresno State, is likely out a job with the Cowboys, though a good camp will land him somewhere else.
The fact that Jones actually made the statement makes it pretty obvious.
With the other three running backs including the names Felix Jones, Tashard Choice, and second-round pick DeMarco Murray, out of Oklahoma, the three the Cowboys will keep seems like a lock.
Felix Jones is getting the majority of the work with the first team, and it seems like Choice has sort of fallen out of favor with the Cowboys staff after being annointed by several as the next big thing in the Cowboys' backfield.
Felix has looked more fleet of foot in his work this summer and had a couple of big plays in Thursday's preseason opener against Denver, and another good performance on Saturday against the Chargers could give Jones yet another chance to be the No. 1 back and fulfill his owner's Hog fantasy of having an Arkansas guy in the backfield.