Now a Philadelphia Eagle, running back Felix Jones readily admits that things went south in his career in Dallas before the team let him go in free agency this offseason, but he doesn’t want to blame his decline in production on injuries alone.
“Injuries do play a big factor,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News, “but I can’t dwell on that.”
Jones averaged a paltry 3.6 yards per carry in 2012, while seeing increased snaps in starter DeMarco Murray’s absence due to a foot injury. Dallas finished with their lowest rushing total in franchise history, since the league moved to a 16-game regular season.
The former first rounder did play 16 games for just the second time in his career, though this required the former first rounder to play through several nicks and bruises.
“Things don’t happen the way you plan,” Jones said. “I’m just happy to be here, and I’m excited for the opportunity.”
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