The Dallas Cowboys are looking at a number of running backs at Valley Ranch today, a group that includes former Houston Texan Ben Tate and, according to Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com, former Cowboy Felix Jones.
The last we heard from Jones, he was taking part in the inaugural NFL veteran combine. He didn’t fare so well there, running the 40-yard dash twice, in 4.79 and 4.85 seconds.
Jones was drafted by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2008 draft out of Arkansas and played five seasons in Dallas. While he certainly had his moments, he struggled with injuries and never developed into an every-down back for the team--he never had 200 carries in a season and never rushed for 1,000 yards. He was released by the team after the 2012 season and spent 2013 with Pittsburgh, where he appeared in all 16 games but got just 48 carries.
Jones spent 2014 out of football.
On the outside chance that Dallas brings Jones back, he’d be reunited with his old Razorback teammate Darren McFadden, with whom he shared the backfield in Arkansas from 2005-2007.