No one can deny that Cowboys running back Felix Jones has quickly become one of the most electric players in the league, averaging over nine yards per carry in his brief career.
His problem has been staying healthy enough to get those carries. The latest injury is a sprained PCL in his knee.
“It could get well quickly,” coach Wade Phillips said.
Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News writes that PCL injuries usually take two weeks to heal, which would keep Jones out through Dallas’ bye week. Jones will not need surgery.
Jones’ injury will likely put more pressure on Marion Barber to play this week in an intriguing matchup against the undefeated Broncos and their aggressive defense. Jones missed 10 games in his rookie year and has hurt practically every lower body part imaginable despite only 54 career touches.
A unique weapon, Jones clearly doesn’t seem like a player that can handle a huge workload every week. (Still, things could be worse: the Cowboys picked Jones over Rashard Mendenhall.)