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Jerry Jones expects Felix Jones to play despite not practicing all week

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Felix Jones didn’t practice all week and is listed as questionable for Saturday’s Cowboys game because of his tight hamstring.

Despite that, Jerry Jones expects his starting running back to be out there. Perhaps because he doesn’t want to imagine a world where Sammy Morris started in a game that mattered for Dallas.

(Then again, maybe the game won’t matter by the time it starts. That would be a reason to sit Jones.)

“It would surprise me if Felix does not go,” Jerry Jones said Friday morning on 105.3 FM via the Dallas Morning News. “That would surprise me. On the other hand, it would be madness not to recognize he hasn’t practiced this week, so you better have another plan in place.”

Dallas signed Chauncey Washington to the active roster on Friday, which is a sign they aren’t sure about Jones’ status. Or his ability to make it through the game if he’s able to play.

Also questionable for the Cowboys: Cornerback Mike Jenkins (shoulder), receiver Kevin Ogletree (knee), nose tackle Jay Ratliff (ribs), receiver Laurent Robinson (shoulder), linebacker DeMarcus Ware (neck stinger) and backup safety Danny McCray (ankle).

Felix Jones appears to be the shakiest bet to play of the group above. Despite Jerry Jones’ confidence.

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19 Responses to “Jerry Jones expects Felix Jones to play despite not practicing all week”
  1. mvp43 says: Dec 23, 2011 1:33 PM

    He’s easy to work for………

  2. delshofner says: Dec 23, 2011 1:45 PM

    Instead of having articles wondering if Jason Garrett’s HC position is safe, why not just admit Dallas has no HC other than JJ. Not since Parcells or Johnson were there.

    What other owner or GM constantly makes comments to the media week after week about which players will be playing, who should be playing, etc.? Nobody.

    And people wonder why there hasn’t been any ‘accountability” in Big D for years.

  3. cowboynation919 says: Dec 23, 2011 1:56 PM

    This being a possibl game for the playoffs I can guarantee you will see Ware, Jenkins, Robinson, and Ratliff all playing.

    Did you try to make the article more dramatic? All the guys I just mentioned althought they are banged up still practiced.

    GO COWBOYS!!

  4. backindasaddle says: Dec 23, 2011 2:09 PM

    It has GOT to suck to be the head coach for the Dallas Cowboys with this meddlesome, egotistical, control freak Jerry Jones up your posterior at every turn. He’s either taking every important football decision away from you…or he’s second guessing every decision that you make. Then if it doesn’t work out it’s your fault and BANG you’re the scape goat….yet if it does work out it’s all because of the incredible genius of Jerry Jones. So basically, you’re either a scape goat for failure or an inconsequential puppet of Jerry when things go well. No matter what…you can not win.

  5. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 23, 2011 2:14 PM

    Why doesn’t JJ just fire Garrett and give a crack at the HC job? I mean full headset and jumpsuit and everything!

  6. earthtopft says: Dec 23, 2011 2:24 PM

    After Tom’s sudden and unfortunate demise, Jerry replaced him with Felix, a cat like himself. But something was lost from chemistry of the team.

  7. earthtopft says: Dec 23, 2011 2:33 PM

    “Jerry” is short for geriatric these days, so don’t put a lot of confidence in his decisions.

  8. goldsteel says: Dec 23, 2011 2:57 PM

    Felix Jones may play but I doubt if it’s for the entire game. Jerry, the general manager, Jones is so concerned with winning he starts a guy that clearly should be sitting out. Talk about player safety.

    GO STEELERS!

  9. DubZ480 says: Dec 23, 2011 3:20 PM

    Another Great Quote by Mr Jones! Wonder why the Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game in a decade….

  10. cowboynation919 says: Dec 23, 2011 4:18 PM

    DubZ480 says:Dec 23, 2011 3:20 PM

    Another Great Quote by Mr Jones! Wonder why the Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game in a decade….

    January 9, 2010 34-14 win over Eagles…so is that your version of a decade?

  11. ihateduke says: Dec 23, 2011 4:20 PM

    Does the press even talk to the Head Coach? Is he allowed to speak to the press? What is the deal in Dallas?

  12. howley1 says: Dec 23, 2011 4:33 PM

    While other head coaches are spending hours in front of the media squawking about this and that, Jason Garrett is studying film and working on a gameplan while Jerry plays the media like a $2 fiddle and says absolutely nothing in the process. And most of you think it’s a bad thing hahahahaha

  13. bhindenemylines says: Dec 23, 2011 4:45 PM

    DubZ480 says:
    Dec 23, 2011 3:20 PM
    Another Great Quote by Mr Jones! Wonder why the Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game in a decade….
    ————————–

    Actually, they beat Philly two years ago in 2009.

    Might want to get your facts straight next time. Credibility goes a lot further on these boards than stupidity.

  14. bhindenemylines says: Dec 23, 2011 4:47 PM

    The 2009 season, game was actually in 2010.

  15. ihateduke says: Dec 23, 2011 4:49 PM

    howley1 says:Dec 23, 2011 4:33 PM

    While other head coaches are spending hours in front of the media squawking about this and that, Jason Garrett is studying film and working on a gameplan while Jerry plays the media like a $2 fiddle and says absolutely nothing in the process. And most of you think it’s a bad thing hahahahaha
    ————————
    So the answer is no. Jerry doesn’t allow him to speak to the press, or decide who’s going to play, or make any important decision for that matter!

  16. dalc4life says: Dec 23, 2011 5:22 PM

    really, why is this news? we know how the cowboys operate (even when bill and jimmy were there).

  17. dalc4life says: Dec 23, 2011 5:25 PM

    ihateduke says:
    Dec 23, 2011 4:49 PM
    So the answer is no. Jerry doesn’t allow him to speak to the press, or decide who’s going to play, or make any important decision for that matter!
    ——-

    No, Jerry never goes to Jason or the cowboy trainers and asks whats going on with the players that he has invested millions in. He just flies by the seat of his pants, and make’s the shinola up as he goes.

  18. gmacbigd says: Dec 23, 2011 5:37 PM

    Some of you really dont know tbe process. The media ASKS him these questions and when he answers him they make it look like he just spewed it out.

  19. howley1 says: Dec 24, 2011 7:53 AM

    “So the answer is no. Jerry doesn’t allow him to speak to the press, or decide who’s going to play, or make any important decision for that matter!”

    Actually the NFL mandates that head coaches and coordinators spend x amount of time talking to the press like directly after games and such, but Garrett obviously spends the minimum amount of time doing so. Not sure why you think Garrett doesn’t decide who plays or that he doesn’t make decisions. Jones said he expects Jones to play, not that he will play.

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