Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com (who somehow broke free from his contract with AOL FanHouse after less than a year on the job) reports that Cowboys running back Felix Jones will not play on Sunday due to a knee injury.
Jones has a sprained PCL in his left knee.
The Cowboys travel to Denver for a game against the 3-0 Broncos.
Per Watkins, Jones will be evaluated for a possible return on October 11, when the Cowboys head to Kansas City. But Watkins says that Jones has a more realistic shot of returning to the field after the October 18 bye, for an October 25 visit from the Falcons.
With Jones out, Tashard Choice will be the starter against the Broncos — unless Marion Barber is able to return from a quad injury. Barber reportedly wanted to play on Monday night against the Panthers, but the Cowboys opted to rest him, given the presence of Jones and Choice.
The Cowboys have been getting full use out of their running game this year. With injuries piling up, however, the Cowboys might have to spend more time throwing and less time running.