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Felix Jones finally passes his conditioning test

Felix Jones

Cowboys running back Felix Jones and two teammates passed their conditioning tests Wednesday, and will be able to return to practice Friday.

Jones, wide receiver Andrew Holmes and safety Brodney Pool passed their tests while the rest of the team had a morning walk-through, though they won’t practice this afternoon, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

The test involved a series of 60-yard sprints, which had to be completed 20 times in under eight seconds each. There was a 30-second rest after each sprint, and they were broken up into sets of 10, with a two-minute break between.

Holmes and Pool said they did more distance running this offseason, which didn’t have them prepared, and left them doing “remedial running” until they passed.

“It was tough, but I went out here and got it done,” Jones said. “I was really disappointed in myself, and I had to work hard to get back out there for my teammates. They encouraged me and kept me going and with all that support I couldn’t fail.”

Except he did, before making it right, and putting himself back into a position where he can help the offense, competing for carries alongside DeMarco Murray in the backfield.

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16 Responses to “Felix Jones finally passes his conditioning test”
  1. bhorn1240 says: Aug 1, 2012 5:17 PM

    Never going to fulfill his true potential with that kind of effort.

  2. windycity52 says: Aug 1, 2012 5:19 PM

    A lot of players are having trouble with conditioning this summer.

  3. s11ekans says: Aug 1, 2012 5:22 PM

    Now let’s go get a damn snack!

  4. gojags says: Aug 1, 2012 5:33 PM

    Another Jerry Jones bust. Dez Bryant the next.

  5. zack2482 says: Aug 1, 2012 5:46 PM

    Keep quiet Jags fan. How’s Blackmon working out for you?

  6. billymc75 says: Aug 1, 2012 5:51 PM

    Yea the Jags have no bust

  7. koreatowng11 says: Aug 1, 2012 6:39 PM

    For the amount of high draft picks the Jags received in the past decade for having such horrible seasons, commenting on other team’s draft picks, who frequently pass .500 per season, sounds absurd to me.

  8. changeup39 says: Aug 1, 2012 6:57 PM

    Your one job of the offseason is to stay in good physical shape. And you fail.

    Outrageous what these people get away with sheerly due to talent.

  9. fdugrad says: Aug 1, 2012 7:15 PM

    How the bleep can ANYONE whose entire career revolves around his body not work on conditioning the entire year, especially with the access pros have to personal trainers, nutritionists, sports medicine specialists and world-class facilities?? Nice work ethic Felix!!

  10. ripster65 says: Aug 1, 2012 7:16 PM

    just curious…what do the Jags have to do with this…? Cowboy fans prematurely lashing out to deflect the sure-to-come Cowboy bashing? Nothing against either team, really just can’t find on this page what the Jags have to do with anything here. Maybe an early comment that drew these comments got deleted already…if so, maybe delete anything thereafter that refers to said deleted initial Jag comment…maybe?

  11. ajpineda86 says: Aug 1, 2012 8:07 PM

    Lol at the Jags fan talking about busts. How’s Gabbert doing? Seen he went 1 for 12 the other day in practice. And sadly, that’s an improvement from last year.

  12. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 1, 2012 8:21 PM

    gabbert makes david carr look like joe montana, jags will be below my colts this year and we are rebuilding

  13. mikelitoris1 says: Aug 1, 2012 9:45 PM

    Let’s not forget Tyson Alualu either. Hell, before you can even finish typing his full name into google, it auto-populates with “Tyson Alualu bust”.

  14. randallflagg52 says: Aug 1, 2012 10:03 PM

    What a bust, I can’t believe this guy was picked ahead of Ray Rice. Failing your conditioning test is no way to remove that bust status. Great pick Jerry.

  15. btizzy1978 says: Aug 2, 2012 8:51 AM

    jones is brittle to the touch five games in and somethings tweaked and he won’t play through the pain…bust

  16. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 5, 2012 1:40 PM

    Felix “the cat” Jones looks like an old man. He is just 25 but looks more like 45. What’s up with that?

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