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Cowboys hold breath on Felix Jones' knee

Through three games, the Cowboys have the most devastating rushing attack in the NFL.

Eighty-five carries, 581 yards, a per-attempt average of 6.8.

The runner-up in running the football so far is New Orleans.  But the Saints have needed 17 more carries to gain 69 fewer yards (102 for 512).

Still the durability of Dallas’ three-headed backfield monster — Marion Barber, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice — is an ongoing concern.  First, Barber’s quad muscle kept him out of Monday night’s game with the Panthers.

And now Jones is undegoing an MRI  on his knee according to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News.  Jones’ knee went bad during a 40-yard gain Monday night.  (Jones is averaging 10.1 yards per carry, a figure more appropriate for a high school star.)

Archer said that postgame indications were that the injury isn’t a major concern.  ESPN’s Ed Werder was told by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that Felix Jones had trouble loosening the knee after the injury.

This Sunday, the Cowboys are at Denver — a team that’s allowed just one touchdown in three games this year. 

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45 Responses to “Cowboys hold breath on Felix Jones' knee”
  1. BradyGazelle says: Sep 29, 2009 12:55 PM

    I guess it’s pretty obvious their cupcake training camp has led to a bunch of soft players.

  2. magsdad1 says: Sep 29, 2009 12:55 PM

    Jones would be a big loss.

  3. AirlineGuy says: Sep 29, 2009 12:56 PM

    One TD in 3 games against Cincy (who got the TD), CLE who can’t find a QB, and OAK who also don’t have a QB.
    DEN will be 3-3 going into their bye.

  4. urinal mint says: Sep 29, 2009 12:57 PM

    Felix is like a Lamborghini
    Fast as hell
    Fun to look at
    Spends a lot of time in the shop

  5. lebowski says: Sep 29, 2009 1:00 PM

    Ted Thompson/Mike McCarthy take note;…. GET RID OF THE STUPID ZONE BLOCKING SCHEME!!!! When your running scheme depends upon 5 or 6 guys working in perfect harmony, but you keep shuffling guys in and out of the lineup, 3 yards per carry is the result. Also, a running back who is good at cutting back would help.

  6. Quagmire says: Sep 29, 2009 1:09 PM

    “Ed Werder was told by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that Felix Jones had trouble loosening the knee after the injury”.
    Maybe he forgot it’s lefty loosey, rightsy tightsy.

  7. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 29, 2009 1:17 PM

    The Cowboys running backs are about as fragile as the Giants defensive linemen.

  8. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 29, 2009 1:20 PM

    For the record… Seems like Felix Jones longest streak without getting injured is 2 or 3. At least they have a suitable backup.
    And, Jerry Jones absolutely had a play chart in his suite.

  9. VoxVeritas says: Sep 29, 2009 1:24 PM

    “I guess it’s pretty obvious their cupcake training camp has led to a bunch of soft players.”
    Said the fan of a 1-2 team that should probably be 0-3. How does a knee injury relate to softness?

  10. Florios'Lawyer says: Sep 29, 2009 1:26 PM

    Vox is -still- an idiot.

  11. thebootguy says: Sep 29, 2009 1:27 PM

    AirlineGuy, looks like you’re in for a very rude awakening!

  12. footballrulz says: Sep 29, 2009 1:29 PM

    @ urinal mint–now that’s funny
    @lebowski–AMEN, brother

  13. i'm president charlie! says: Sep 29, 2009 1:35 PM

    Everyone knows Romo starts the season off well and chokes on his own vomit at the end of the season. This year he has started off slow, I can only imagine how his year will end. Enjoy 3rd place in the NFC east.

  14. laxref26 says: Sep 29, 2009 1:43 PM

    Vox, you really told him off.
    How many cupcakes did you eat today???

  15. jusford says: Sep 29, 2009 1:46 PM

    Denver has played: The Bengals, Raiders, and Browns. ‘Nough said.

  16. 4+28=2SB says: Sep 29, 2009 1:53 PM

    Stick a fork in dem boys. They done.

  17. brewcrewe says: Sep 29, 2009 2:10 PM

    On a side note. Not 1 punt has hit the video board. I guess all of you Cowboy haters forgot all the sh*t you talked(including Florio). Maybe, just maybe you all blew it just a little out of proportion, due to your anti-cowboy mentality. I get it, I hate most of your teams as well, and cheer for them to be ridiculed every week, but I try to be objective, as not to sound bitter. Call it what you may(Mothership, North Texas Football Cathedral, Jerrah World) but you must admit at least privately, this is a magical place where all your dreams could come true.

  18. FoozieGrooler says: Sep 29, 2009 2:16 PM

    2009 Dallas Cowboys MVP
    Matt McBriar (P)

  19. howiseeit says: Sep 29, 2009 2:17 PM

    Felix will be fine and no, the training camp had nothing to do with his injury.
    Stick a fork in dem boys. They done.
    5 SB’s. Nuff said.

  20. Teekz says: Sep 29, 2009 2:23 PM

    Not a cowboys fan, but come on Felix…stay healthy
    10 yrds/per?

  21. ForrestGump says: Sep 29, 2009 2:32 PM

    # brewcrewe says: September 29, 2009 2:10 PM
    Call it what you may(Mothership, North Texas Football Cathedral, Jerrah World) but you must admit at least privately, this is a magical place where all your dreams could come true.
    I still prefer Jonestown.
    ..where all the fans drink the blue kool-aid.

  22. Rickah99 says: Sep 29, 2009 2:35 PM

    Folks, it’s real simple…Rom-0-Choke went undrafted for a reason! He got zero offers from ANY of the “big boy” programs!! That’s just the tip of the iceberg! Facelift Jones has so much of an ego that he can’t have someone in the organization bigger than himself! See: Jimmy Johnson(run off), See: Bill Parcells(run off).
    Jerry Jones is like IBM, waaaay back in the day “throw money at the problem, that will fix it”, See: Dan Snyder & Washington Redskins.
    Both Dallas & Washington are such jokes of organizations, it’s just making things that much easier for Philly & NY Giants.
    Let’s see, Dallas was one Steve Smith catch away from losing to helpless Carolina….AT HOME…ON MONDAY NIGHT!! Whereas Philly went down to Carolina and had the game in the bag by halftime!! LOL, keep thinking something special is going on in Dallas! They were more relevant when Jessica Simpson was QB!!!

  23. i'm president charlie! says: Sep 29, 2009 2:36 PM

    brewcrewe – no one is going to argue that it is an awesome stadium. But, ticket prices are ridiculous. In reality only people in upper middle class, upper class salary ranges can afford a ticket. What about the blue collar worker who wants to bring his/her child to the game? Reminds me of the Yankee stadium situation. Hopefully the Cowboys fans that are able to afford tickets are true fans, and not just snobs that can afford a ticket.

  24. overkil2 says: Sep 29, 2009 3:18 PM

    “howiseeit says:
    September 29, 2009 2:17 PM
    Stick a fork in dem boys. They done.
    5 SB’s. Nuff said.

    They haven’t won a playoff game in like 12 years. Win a playoff game, then come back and talk.

  25. Swirvin says: Sep 29, 2009 3:21 PM

    High ticket prices at the new stadium? Really? Shocking that a new venue would raise prices–kind of liek the PAts did…and the Steelers…and every other team that opened a new stadium. Dallas was just the last so sure theprices are going to be higher.- there certainly are high ticket prices available in the new stadium but they also have tickets–in seats– of $59- which is the same cost as the Bungles cheapest seats. Plus the whole party pass thing. It is all relative to the experience you are getting goign there. Now if the Cowboys lose a bunch of games there or don’t host aplayoff game before the SuperBowl….that would not be a great Return on the Investment.

  26. Gautam says: Sep 29, 2009 3:30 PM

    screw you … I need him for my espn fantasy team!
    I do have Thomas Jones, Leon Washington & Cadillac Williams but still!

  27. AirlineGuy says: Sep 29, 2009 3:41 PM

    # i’m president charlie! says: September 29, 2009 2:36 PM
    brewcrewe – no one is going to argue that it is an awesome stadium. But, ticket prices are ridiculous. In reality only people in upper middle class, upper class salary ranges can afford a ticket. What about the blue collar worker who wants to bring his/her child to the game? Reminds me of the Yankee stadium situation. Hopefully the Cowboys fans that are able to afford tickets are true fans, and not just snobs that can afford a ticket.
    ********************************
    I guess you hate Audi for “blue collar” people not being able to afford them? How about every airline known to man for having 1st class tickets that every “blue collar” worker can’t afford? Do you hate expensive restaurants because not every “blue collar” worker can afford to eat there? How about Rolex? Do you hate them because “blue collar” workers can’t all wear them?
    Then tell me how football is any different? The NFL is still a business and businesses are run TO MAKE MONEY. As long as people are paying the ticket prices they must not be “too high”.

  28. kravon says: Sep 29, 2009 3:47 PM

    Fantasy football is for people who like movies about Gladiators, and Princesses.

  29. Grulks says: Sep 29, 2009 4:00 PM

    Wow, the ignorance on this board astounds me….
    @4+28=2SB says:
    “Stick a fork in dem boys. They done.”
    Yeah, at 2-1, and -almost- beating the Giants despite four turnovers, Dallas is done for the season. Go back to drooling over the victoria secrets catalog. A 16 game season of football is clearly too complex for you to understand.
    @Rickah99 says:
    “Rom-0-Choke went undrafted for a reason! He got zero offers from ANY of the “big boy” programs!! ”
    Congrats, you’re even more uninformed and a bigger moron than 4+28, which is quite an accomplishment. Mike Shanahan and the Broncos aggressively targeted Romo, and actually offered him more money than Dallas. Romo went with Dallas because Sean Payton was the QB coach at Dallas then, and Payton went to the same college as Romo. Last I checked, Shanahan won two Lombardis. I think that qualifies him as one of the “big boys”.
    “Both Dallas & Washington are such jokes of organizations, it’s just making things that much easier for Philly & NY Giants.”
    Wash and Dallas EACH have as many or more (rspectively) superbowl wins than NY and Philly, put -together-.
    “Let’s see, Dallas was one Steve Smith catch away from losing to helpless Carolina”
    Ummmm, yeah. Try learning basic math: Dallas won 21-7. One Steve Smith play at most could equal 6 points. And Steve Smith didn’t do sh*t all night, so the chances of -that- happening were slim, and none. Did you forget about T-New’s Pick Six? That was against the mighty Steve Smith. Smith got roasted.
    @i’m president charlie! says: “no one is going to argue that it is an awesome stadium. But, ticket prices are ridiculous.”
    Your post isn’t ridiculous, but you do seem to be unaware of few things, or perhaps just over awed by the glitz and the glitter of the stadium There are party pass tickets that are $29 (or is it $39?). Stubhub shows regular seat tickets that are $83, and we all know how stub hub inflates the prices. Yeah, there are expensive club seats too, but the bottom line is that there are plenty of affordable tickets for the blue collar fans.

  30. SteelTown_6 says: Sep 29, 2009 4:01 PM

    “# AirlineGuy says: September 29, 2009 3:41 PM
    Then tell me how football is any different? The NFL is still a business and businesses are run TO MAKE MONEY. As long as people are paying the ticket prices they must not be “too high”.
    Making a buck is fine, but geezus:
    $75 for parking?
    $60 for a pizza ($90 in a luxury box)?
    $14 for a Marguirita?
    $66 for a 12-pack of Bud??
    We already know about the $29 Party Passes.
    Unreal.

  31. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 29, 2009 4:02 PM

    Kravon. I like fantasy football and the Princess Bride. Do you prefer movies about gay cowboys?

  32. Los Gigantes says: Sep 29, 2009 4:09 PM

    Wasn’t this the guy who was the 2nd best back in the NFC East only to Marion Barber?!? Weren’t we just hearing how the Cowboys running backs are superior because all other running backs in the division are fragile?!
    What’s next Vox going to try and trick us into believing that Romo is the best quaterback in the division because he came in undrafted that our expectations shouldn’t be so high of him?! That the trade for Roy Williams was brilliant even though he can’t beat man coverage from a no name rookie drafted in the 6th round?! That said trade hasn’t set your team back more time from not winning a playoff game?! That getting rid of TO was actually the answer?! That he’s actually considering shaving his mullet and stache?!
    Me thinks not…

  33. MAMALO says: Sep 29, 2009 4:19 PM

    WHAT IS THIS?? A WAX MUSEUM OF PLAYERS!!!!

  34. Zaggs says: Sep 29, 2009 4:26 PM

    “# howiseeit says: September 29, 2009 2:17 PM
    5 SB’s. Nuff said.”
    NOw what that translates into Howi? it translates to Ahmad Bradshaw has more super bowl rings then Felix Jones. It means Brian Westbrook and Clinton Portis has helped win more playoff games then Felix Jones.
    Thats what your 5 super bowls means about Felix Jones or anyone else on the cowturds.

  35. kravon says: Sep 29, 2009 4:47 PM

    Hey Smushy –
    I only call out groups of people, (fantasy football players, Eagles fans, guys over 30 who still live with mom, etc) Im just not comfortable singeling you out, but if you happen to fall into each of the categories mentioned I hope you give someone a big hug today!

  36. VoxVeritas says: Sep 29, 2009 5:06 PM

    “Wasn’t this the guy who was the 2nd best back in the NFC East only to Marion Barber?!? Weren’t we just hearing how the Cowboys running backs are superior because all other running backs in the division are fragile?!”
    Well not JUST because they’re fragile. Also because they suck. Jacobs + Bradshaw + Portis + Betts + Westbrook = 1 rushing TD.

  37. VoxVeritas says: Sep 29, 2009 5:07 PM

    “Me thinks not…”
    Obviously.

  38. Ocelot138 says: Sep 29, 2009 5:13 PM

    It’s so hard to make fun of Cowboys fans – I guess because the biggest joke takes the field every week with the star on their helmets.

  39. i'm president charlie! says: Sep 29, 2009 5:15 PM

    @airlineguy/flight attendant guy – where did i ever say the word “hate.” A little defensive over the new stadium?

  40. VoxVeritas says: Sep 29, 2009 5:16 PM

    “Making a buck is fine, but geezus:
    $75 for parking?
    $60 for a pizza ($90 in a luxury box)?
    $14 for a Marguirita?
    $66 for a 12-pack of Bud??
    We already know about the $29 Party Passes.”
    Whatever it takes to keep the gigantic ketchup bottles and the broke-ass lowbrow Pissburgh idiots out of the stadium.

  41. VoxVeritas says: Sep 29, 2009 5:17 PM

    “Last I checked, Shanahan won two Lombardis.”
    Which is two more than all Eagirls coaches put together, by the way.

  42. VoxVeritas says: Sep 29, 2009 5:19 PM

    “I still prefer Jonestown.
    ..where all the fans drink the blue kool-aid.”
    Wasn’t funny the first 20 times you said it.

  43. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 29, 2009 5:22 PM

    kravon says:
    September 29, 2009 3:47 PM
    Fantasy football is for people who like movies about Gladiators, and Princesses.
    _____________________________
    Says the guy enthusiastically posting on what amounts to the equivalent of a celebrity-athlete gossip column/chat room internet site.

  44. SteelTown_6 says: Sep 29, 2009 6:08 PM

    “# VoxVeritas says: September 29, 2009 5:16 PM
    Whatever it takes to keep the gigantic ketchup bottles and the broke-ass lowbrow Pissburgh idiots out of the stadium.”
    Ah yes, there’s our little ray of sunshine…
    The self-appointed Dallas spokesperson.
    At least I’m starting to understand why you’re “lonely” – that is according to your little MySpace page you keep. No wonder you don’t have any friends. heh
    [ isn’t MySpace supposed to be for like, little girls? ]

  45. laxref26 says: Sep 29, 2009 8:11 PM

    good point steeltown, I guess vox had no comeback, he must still be playing with himself

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