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Jerry wants Felix to get the ball more

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always loved Felix Jones.

Felix was a star running back at Arkansas, Jerry’s alma mater, and Jerry chose Felix with the Cowboys’ first-round pick in last year’s NFL draft. In two NFL seasons, Felix has shown flashes of the blazing speed that Jerry fell in love with, but he has been hampered by injuries and hasn’t become an integral part of the Cowboys’ attack.

Jerry wants that to change.

I certainly understand balance,” Jerry told the Dallas Morning News. “But I’d sure like to see him with the ball more.”

So far this season Felix has 66 touches: 44 carries for 304 yards, four catches for 56 yards and 18 kickoff returns for 372 yards.

Felix suffered a sprained knee this season, but Jerry says he’s healthy now and that the
coaches agree with him that the Cowboys’ offense needs to make him a bigger part of the game plan, especially in situations when Felix will get the ball in space with room to take advantage of his speed.

“We need to get him in situations outside, or where he has a little space, and we’ll see some of that,” Jones said. “It’s not a frustrating thing. It’s a tactical thing.”

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  1. Zox says: Nov 20, 2009 10:27 AM

    Maybe Jerry’s new head coach next year will give it to him more.

  2. sundays and beer mmmm says: Nov 20, 2009 10:33 AM

    I would say at the end of the year, Jason Carrett is gone. Wade stays. I would actually be ok with that.

  3. Quagmire says: Nov 20, 2009 10:33 AM

    Jerry: Wade, I know you are the coach (wink, wink) but how about we start getting Felix the ball a bit more.
    Wade: Sure thing Mr. Jones, whatever you say… can I freshen up that coffee for you?

  4. mbbrazi says: Nov 20, 2009 10:35 AM

    Tell Jerry Jones to shut up and raise the Jumbo Tron. Proof again that America is such a wonderful country-a moron oversees a billion dollar stadium………and a large TV is in the way. Mark my words if that Jumbo Tron is not raised it will be a very embarassing time for the NFL and Roger Goodell as well as Jerry Jones because it will show up in a playoff game sooner or later.

  5. east96street says: Nov 20, 2009 10:36 AM

    Just fire Wade, stand on the sidelines and get it over with. The whole “I’m the coach but I’m pretending not to be” act has grown old.

  6. CaptainFantastik says: Nov 20, 2009 10:36 AM

    Jerry Davis needs to shut his mouth and let his coach direct the personnel……either that or fire him and then see if he can do any better as coach (which we all know he can’t).

  7. dcfan-1212450 says: Nov 20, 2009 10:39 AM

    A couple more statements like this and Jerry Jones will have an even harder time replacing Wade Phillips when he fires him at the end of this season for a first round playoff exit, if the cowgirls even get there…

  8. Emoney says: Nov 20, 2009 10:40 AM

    Damn! I hate Jerry Jones!
    I just traded Greg Jennings away for Marion Barber in my fantasy league.

  9. PUR-D33 says: Nov 20, 2009 10:41 AM

    No kidding! I’ve had him on my bench waiting for the day he goes off.

  10. BIG BLUE in tx says: Nov 20, 2009 10:43 AM

    I’m waiting for the day that jj gets so pissed off with wade that he slaps the headset off his head and dons it himself! He’ll smack garret with the clipboard until he starts calling the plays that jj wants called. That’s what jj really wants to do and he would if he thought he could do it without losing any fan$. THAT’S why I watch cowboys games!

  11. VickIsNoQB says: Nov 20, 2009 10:53 AM

    What Jerry wants, Jerry gets! Deadskins, take note.

  12. The Michael says: Nov 20, 2009 10:55 AM

    Heck yes they do. Although I’m sure Jason Garrett will abandon the run after the 1st running play results in a loss of yardage.

  13. Hap says: Nov 20, 2009 10:56 AM

    Yeah, at 7 yds/rush, 14 yds/reception and 21 yds/return , I guess we’d all like to see him get the ball more, except for on kick returns.

  14. sammm says: Nov 20, 2009 10:59 AM

    JJ is the number one reason why I can’t stand the Cowboys. Living in DFW makes it even tougher to stomach!

  15. slutnuts says: Nov 20, 2009 11:02 AM

    who’s jerry davis?
    i have no problem with him saying this. afterall he is the gm.

  16. jdd48 says: Nov 20, 2009 11:05 AM

    Jerry Jones is an utter embarrassment as an owner. He is singlehandedly ruining a once proud team. He should be embarrassed and ashamed.
    Sincerely,
    Al Davis

  17. Bill In DC says: Nov 20, 2009 11:09 AM

    Emoney,
    You’re good. Barber will remain the goal line TD back. He doesn”t get as much yardage between the 20’s, but he’s the guy who gets the ball at the 5 on in. He has a broken thumb (the most popular injury for Dallas this season – 3 guys have broken thumbs).

  18. ZombieRevolution says: Nov 20, 2009 11:13 AM

    Barber is a beast and Choice is versatile and blocks well, but Jones is very explosive. If he learned to pick up the blitz and stay healthy he would be playing more.

  19. Brewster says: Nov 20, 2009 11:13 AM

    Substite Al Davis for Jerry Jones and Darius Heyward-Bey for Felix Jones.
    Maybe this owner meddling scenario will work out better for the Boys than it did for the Raiders.

  20. alewatcher says: Nov 20, 2009 11:15 AM

    There is probably no point in any of Jerry’s coaches disagreeing with him…unless they want to be coaching elsewhere next year.

  21. chapnasty says: Nov 20, 2009 11:21 AM

    @ mbbrazi
    Typical example of an idiot. Thank you for being a complete moron. You have made me feel like a super genius thanks to you lack on intellectual ability to think or make speak (type) It has been setteled that the screen is at a legal, league approved height and has not been close to being hit. Move on terd. And this isnt 1980 or the WWF, what the hell is a jumbo tron?
    Now that that idiot is dealt with, JERRY JONES mind your own damn business. stay sway from the play calling and write checks.

  22. black&golddat says: Nov 20, 2009 11:23 AM

    There he goes, it’s almost December. “He just can’t stay out of it”. That’s way the Cowboys tank every December.

  23. penguininbondage says: Nov 20, 2009 11:40 AM

    What this team needs is more felons.

  24. JJCheesehead says: Nov 20, 2009 11:44 AM

    This is everything that is wrong with Jerry Jones. With that said, one more thought. Owners own, Managers manage, and Coaches Coach. If Jerry wants to be the coach than maybe he should be.

  25. Borg30 says: Nov 20, 2009 11:46 AM

    Jerry is doing a Great job.
    Signed:
    Giants, Redskins, Eagles

  26. hank moody says: Nov 20, 2009 11:58 AM

    I assumed the only reason they were not using Felix more is because he was still injured. Now that I know he is healthy, combined with the fact that Barber only got to carry the ball 5 times last week, Jason Garrett has got to go. The only way that Dallas is going to win is to run first, throw second. Garrett needs to be fired.

  27. DABOYS says: Nov 20, 2009 12:28 PM

    Jerrry has a point, now can we get the ball to M.Bennett too

  28. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Nov 20, 2009 12:30 PM

    Dear Jerry,
    I love you. You are my number one hero.
    Signed,
    Daniel Snyder

  29. East Bay Ray says: Nov 20, 2009 12:49 PM

    I can see where Jerry Jones annoys people, but I really find it funny when people call him a “moron” and talk about what a terrible owner he is. And, bitching about the JumboTron again? Really? Haven’t we given that way too attention already given that it has had ZERO impact on any plays this year?
    Let’s review. I’m making some assumptions about the people who post here. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
    Jerry is a billionaire. You are not.
    Jerry owns a professional football team. You do not.
    Jerry has 3 Super Bowl rings. You do not.
    Hate Jerry all you want, but before you criticize him as a bad owner or moron, understand that this is a man who had accomplished much. Funny how all you cubicle jockeys and ditch diggers think you know how he should do his job better than he does.

  30. PSU COWBOY says: Nov 20, 2009 12:51 PM

    @ Borg30
    Jerry and his team are in 1st place.
    Signed,
    Giants, Eagles, Redskins

  31. Borg30 says: Nov 20, 2009 1:19 PM

    @psu
    How about them Buckeyes!!!!!!!!!!

  32. antneejay2 says: Nov 20, 2009 1:43 PM

    “You have made me feel like a super genius thanks to you lack on intellectual ability to think or make speak” – chapnasty
    Can’t argue with that.

  33. DallasDeathStar says: Nov 20, 2009 1:48 PM

    @penguininbondage
    Do actually know what your talking about, this isn’t the 90’s, peanut brain??? There are No felons on the Cowboys at this time, when was the last time you watched the NFL.
    @mbbrazi
    This is also old news, how many punts have hit it??NONE. By the way it meets league specs…mental midget.
    @ Redskins Fans ….How many SuperBowl rings ol Danny boy have???
    @Giants Fans…Hows that losing streak going, and everyone says the Cowboys are over-rated,HA!
    @ Eagles Fans….Well lets just say “SUPER BOWL RINGS” and leave it at that.

  34. VoxVeritas says: Nov 20, 2009 2:11 PM

    “Tell Jerry Jones to shut up and raise the Jumbo Tron. Proof again that America is such a wonderful country-a moron oversees a billion dollar stadium………and a large TV is in the way.”
    Nobody’s hit it yet.

  35. VoxVeritas says: Nov 20, 2009 2:13 PM

    “What this team needs is more felons.”
    Maybe they’ll trade for Mike Vick.

  36. CowboyUp says: Nov 20, 2009 2:18 PM

    Has anyone other than me noticed that Felix Jones has lost his burst? Maybe its the lingering knee injury, or maybe he’s just timid on that knee. He isn’t the explosive player that he was earlier. He is definetly “tip-toeing”!

  37. EskinSux says: Nov 20, 2009 2:22 PM

    Jerry is a billionaire. You are not.
    Jerry owns a professional football team. You do not.
    Jerry has 3 Super Bowl rings. You do not.
    ———————————————–
    Doesn’t you mentioning this make you a cubicle jockey or ditch digger as well?…Isn’t it the same thing?

  38. Abe71 says: Nov 20, 2009 3:06 PM

    It’s comical how Cowboy haters including PFT take things WAY out of context then run with it because they know there’s a bunch of tools on this forum.
    Here’s the whole interview from a bunch of reporters but moe importantly hear these parts:
    4:11 marker through 5:56-1st question asked regarding Felix and JJ says what PFT stated but towards the end.
    7:32 marker through 8:40-2nd question regarding Felix, JJ was only reiterrating what the coaches told him in that Felix should get the ball more.
    16:56 marker through 18:00-3rd question of Felix
    http://www.dallascowboys.com/multimedia/multimedia_center.cfm?id=0E784745-0197-E9A6-92BD5473BA21F49A
    Haters are blinded by emotion and NEVER make a rational sound decision hence make dumb ass comments before researching and in the end, always look like fools. LMFAO!

  39. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Nov 20, 2009 3:49 PM

    Yeah, I’d like to see Felix get the ball more but with all the potential weapons that would require creativity.
    I’ll be happy if I don’t see 3 shotgun plays in a row from the goal line. Or screen passes when we need long yardage. Or, nevermind.
    Jerry go down there and take over the play calling from that Fat idiot and Red Jesus.
    How much worse could it be?

  40. chunky soupy sales says: Nov 20, 2009 4:36 PM

    “Jerry is a billionaire. You are not.
    Jerry owns a professional football team. You do not.
    Jerry has 3 Super Bowl rings. You do not.
    Hate Jerry all you want, but before you criticize him as a bad owner or moron, understand that this is a man who had accomplished much. Funny how all you cubicle jockeys and ditch diggers think you know how he should do his job better than he does.”
    East Bay Ray dropping truth bombs on the dumbass brigade.

  41. kenyatta says: Nov 20, 2009 5:17 PM

    Cant believe the Cowboys dont see what i see ,Tashard CHOICE IS THE BEST RUNNING BACK ON THE TEAM HES DURABLE ,FAST ENOUGH ,AND SHOULD PLAY MORE,he produces everytime hes in the game

  42. kenyatta says: Nov 20, 2009 5:22 PM

    I love this because the HATE IS AT A FEVERISH level,a bunch of guys sitting in there pajamas all day in there mommas house popping ish,this is hilarious ,3 super bowls and the most popular franchise next to the Yankees and McDonalds,yeah Jerry is real dumb

  43. 70's Cowboys says: Nov 20, 2009 10:32 PM

    Jerry Jones obviously is not the smartest guy the league and definitely deserves criticism, but really? For this? He’s the GM and owner. He writes Felix Jones’s checks. If he wants Jones to get more carries, it’s not like Jones is a terrible player. Jones is an explosive player with a injury problem.
    And really, bringing up the screen? It fits the NFL’s requirements and hasn’t been hit since a preseason game by a second-string punter on a bad team. That’s not a legitimate criticism, that’s just retarded. If you want to criticize him for keeping/hiring Wade or still having Jason Garrett, that’s fine. Those are legitimate problems. The screen isn’t.

  44. Bedhead says: Nov 21, 2009 10:56 AM

    Every owner, every franchise, and the entire NFL as a business / entertainment venture is better off for having Jerry Jones as a part. Every one of them has profited from Jerry’s involvement. Even in a group of billionaires he is known as a standout businessman.
    Jerry was instrumental in getting the NFL Network / Comcast deal done. He has been innovative in marketing and merchandising and sales. He has made everyone in the NFL more money as a result.
    Jerry does not coach the team. You just hear his quotes more than any other owner because he’s the most accessible. And writers are always looking for a way to “create” Cowboys news. It gets readers and makes people money. Jerry makes people money just by speaking!

  45. Bedhead says: Nov 21, 2009 12:57 PM

    Every owner, every franchise, and the entire NFL as a business / entertainment venture is better off for having Jerry Jones as a part. Every one of them has profited from Jerry’s involvement. Even in a group of billionaires he is known as a standout businessman.
    Jerry was instrumental in getting the NFL Network / Comcast deal done. He has been innovative in marketing and merchandising and sales. He has made everyone in the NFL more money as a result.
    Jerry does not coach the team. You just hear his quotes more than any other owner because he’s the most accessible. And writers are always looking for a way to “create” Cowboys news. It gets readers and makes people money. Jerry makes people money just by speaking!

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