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Cowboys say there have been no discussions about trading Felix Jones

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On Tuesday, Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com identified running back Felix Jones as a player who could be in danger of being cut based on what happens in the draft.  Watkins also reported that the team has had internal discussions about trading Jones.

Another Jones who is in slightly better position to speak on those matters tells ESPNDallas.com that there there have been no talks about trading the 2008 first-round pick.

“No discussions — or speculation — on the possibility of a trade involving Felix Jones have ever taken place among individuals in this organization who would have the authority to explore such a scenario,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told ESPNDallas.com.  “Any reports of apparent internal discussions along those lines would involve people who have no input or relevance in the process.”

It makes sense to keep Felix Jones around.  Though DeMarco Murray looked great when healthy, Murray didn’t stay healthy for long.

Of course, we rarely take anything anyone connected to any team says at face value.  But in this case it really doesn’t seem to make sense for the Cowboys to trade Felix Jones.

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24 Responses to “Cowboys say there have been no discussions about trading Felix Jones”
  1. blacknole08 says: Apr 12, 2012 4:08 PM

    Hope this puts Felix Jones on high alert because DeMarco Murray is an absolute beast!

  2. biggerballz says: Apr 12, 2012 4:09 PM

    This means he’ll be traded during the draft

  3. kingbeason52 says: Apr 12, 2012 4:18 PM

    Now you are just recycling stories Mikey…

  4. bathroombenlovemachine says: Apr 12, 2012 4:19 PM

    Trade him to the Steelers so Ben TakeTheFurburger can watch him take a shower.

  5. lombardihero says: Apr 12, 2012 4:20 PM

    And we care because why? This draft is filled with running backs and seeing the position is becoming more a back up roll to the passing game which means more value at RB in layer rounds.

    So keep him cowboys.

  6. chawk12thman says: Apr 12, 2012 4:24 PM

    No one it talking? Why bring it up, except to put it out there?

  7. nflrule says: Apr 12, 2012 4:25 PM

    Another first round bust pick by Jerrah.What do you get for him..maybe a 6th or 7th rounder?

  8. dccowboy says: Apr 12, 2012 4:27 PM

    Calvin Watkins making up stories or outright lying to make a story? Seriously? I’m shocked, shocked I tell you.

  9. steeelfann says: Apr 12, 2012 4:42 PM

    I would say Stephen Jones’ pants are on fire. Just like da da.

  10. jagsfanugh says: Apr 12, 2012 4:45 PM

    This means they tried to trade him but no one offered anything.

  11. bchapman2011 says: Apr 12, 2012 4:46 PM

    This guy can be one of the best back in football if he could ever stay healthy. Wherever he goes he needs to be part of a two or three back system and limit his carries to 15 per game.
    Come down to south beach with Reggie Bush!

  12. ken0west says: Apr 12, 2012 4:53 PM

    Just another overrated Cowboy getting brought back down to the proper level. Maybe Dez will be next, the way people talk, he is like a top 5 WR. First, he should be the best WR on his team, or at least the second best.

  13. eaglesnoles05 says: Apr 12, 2012 4:54 PM

    That’s weird, cuz i’ve heard and read alot of discussion about it.

  14. docboss says: Apr 12, 2012 4:59 PM

    Jones plus Dallas’ first and second for Rams’ first. Take Ingram, Cox or Claiborne. Do it Jerry!

  15. justanotherdummy says: Apr 12, 2012 5:16 PM

    Yeah, no discussions because no other team would want him. If the Cowboys cut him, he’d maybe find a job backing up a rb who is healthier.

  16. emoorm says: Apr 12, 2012 5:18 PM

    Murray hasn’t proven he can make it through the season. Jones will be around this year or until the trading deadline if the Cowboys start slow.

  17. racksie says: Apr 12, 2012 5:18 PM

    Any shot taken at the “therapist” is always good.

  18. mungman69 says: Apr 12, 2012 5:38 PM

    Both of those running backs will get hurt early and then the cowboys will have to rely on romo, oh no!

  19. upperdecker19 says: Apr 12, 2012 6:01 PM

    There are also no discussions to obtain permits for temporary stadium seating as well.

  20. nceaglesfan says: Apr 12, 2012 6:11 PM

    Trade him, keep him. What does it really matter. He’ll be good for 5 maybe 6 games. The rest of the time he’s either limping or out.

  21. geo91 says: Apr 12, 2012 6:23 PM

    He’d be a good fit in Detroit, pass block and catching wise.

  22. goldrush36 says: Apr 12, 2012 6:40 PM

    “There hasn’t been any discussions about releasing or trading TO, Terrell will absolutely be a Dallas Cowboy next year!” Gee why don’t I believe you right now Jerry? lol. Felix hasn’t lived up to the 1st rd hype, but I would still keep him around

  23. laeaglefan says: Apr 12, 2012 7:04 PM

    If the Cowboys don’t want Felix Jones, the Eagles will gladly take him as LeSean McCoy’s backup and kick returner.

  24. dlmcc1010 says: Apr 12, 2012 10:12 PM

    Why would anyone want to give up a draft pick for a RB who cannot stay on the field. Its too easy a position to draft in the later rounds. Its not like he is a top 5 RB.

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