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Felix Jones "Excited" For First Start Of 2012

Jones has seen limited carries for most of the year, as DeMarco Murray's backup



    With DeMarco Murray having been ruled out for this Sunday at Carolina, Felix Jones will get his first start since, well, the last time Murray was hurt. That was last year, after Murray suffered a fractured ankle in week 13 to prematurely end his rookie season. This time, it’s less serious--Murray has ligament damage in his foot, but could miss just one game.

    Whatever the case, Jones is just happy to have an opportunity, a week after accounting for 92 of the team’s 227 rushing yards against Baltimore and earning his first rushing touchdown of the season.

    I feel good. Excited. Happy,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “You’re supposed to be a little sore, a little banged up and that’s how I feel, but that’s a good feeling.”

    Head coach Jason Garrett told the press this week that offseason shoulder surgery was the reason for Jones’ slow start, and not being overweight as a good deal of us thought; but Jones maintains that he’s been healthy all along, that he was just waiting for a chance.

    “Coming into the season I felt like I was 100 percent,” Jones said. “The first game of the preseason I thought I was good. I just had to show my team that I was ready.”

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