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Murray Cools Down But Not Because of Felix

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    Perhaps Jerry Jones' statement after Sunday's overtime win over the Washington Redskins said it best in regards to Felix Jones' standing in the Dallas Cowboys' backfield.

    Double J referred to his one revered former Razorback Felix Jones as "Phoenix", clearly meaning Felix is irrelevant in Jerry's mind.

    And we all know Jerry calls the shots in the organization, not Jason Garrett.

    That's why it was admittedly surprising to see how little Felix Jones saw the field on Sunday after missing four games with a high ankle sprain. Jones totaled 18 yards on five carries.

    Murray got the workload of a No. 1 back with 25 carries but managed only 73 yards in a physical, smashmouth game that Murray called "probably the most physical game I've ever been a part of."

    True, Felix was not going to carry the ball 10-15 times on Sunday as he was just working his way back into the flow of the offense, but Sunday showed what the Cowboys are thinking moving forward. And there'd be some serious questions if it had gone any other way.

    Murray is the man now, and Jones is a nice complement to have for 5-10 touches per game and maybe some kickoff returns.

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