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Jerry Jones thinks Felix Jones is ready for a big year

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Cowboys running back Felix Jones was leapfrogged by DeMarco Murray on the depth chart last year, and he failed his conditioning test at the start of training camp this year. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remains firmly behind Felix.

Asked on KRLD-FM whether there’s a chance that Felix could be in danger of losing his spot on the 53-man roster, Jerry Jones snapped, “That’s a ridiculous thought.”

The owner went on to say that the running back he selected with the 22nd pick in the 2008 NFL draft is actually ready for a great year.

“I’m not worried about him at all. From what I’ve seen out there, he’s got a chance to have a big year for us,” Jerry Jones said, via ESPNDallas.com.

Through two preseason games, Felix Jones has gained just 14 yards on five carries, and reports out of the Cowboys’ training camp have suggested that he’s looking sluggish. Jerry Jones must have seen something out there that others haven’t if he’s confident that Felix is poised for a big year.

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19 Responses to “Jerry Jones thinks Felix Jones is ready for a big year”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Aug 21, 2012 11:24 AM

    I hope my fantasy football opponents move him up on their cheat sheets.

  2. pesh00 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:27 AM

    He doesn’t have the same speed and burst anymore (atleast we havent seen it yet). Without that he is just another RB….

    Barring some ridiculous (as a backup RB) outburst during reg season where he goes for 800 yds rushing + 400 yds receiving and 6 tds….I would say this is his last season with us.

  3. gregm5s7 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:30 AM

    Is Jerry Jones trying to fire shrapnel into my fantasy draft plan? GO AWAY OLD MAN

  4. sadskinsfan89 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:31 AM

    havnt the cowboys as a whole been up for big years like the last 5 seasons?

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 21, 2012 11:32 AM

    Felix is poised for a big year. The Year Of The Cat.

  6. sportsmeccabi says: Aug 21, 2012 11:32 AM

    Im really starting to think this guy looks good at Arkansas because defenses decided to take a breather when Darren McFadden didn’t touch the ball.

  7. jwreck says: Aug 21, 2012 11:38 AM

    Make fun all you want, but Jerry has a point: name one player who didn’t have a big year after losing his starting job. It’s like the opposite of the Madden curse.

  8. emperorzero says: Aug 21, 2012 11:46 AM

    I think if Felix hadn’t gone to Arkansas he’d be gone by now.

  9. scytherius says: Aug 21, 2012 11:46 AM

    Well, the top of my “Do Not Read the Article” list used to be anything with “Tebow” in it. Well, Tim. You’ve been replaced. The top of that list is now anything with “Jerry Jones Thinks” in it.

    Welcome back Tim.

  10. jeremycrowhurst says: Aug 21, 2012 11:57 AM

    jwreck says:
    Aug 21, 2012 11:38 AM

    Make fun all you want, but Jerry has a point: name one player who didn’t have a big year after losing his starting job. It’s like the opposite of the Madden curse.

    ————

    There’s about 50,000 of them. Did you want them in alphabetical order by name, or by position?

  11. raiderinva says: Aug 21, 2012 11:57 AM

    Of course Jerry stuck up for his Razorback.

    If Felix Jones went to LSU Cedric Benson would be a Cowboy right now.

  12. backindasaddle says: Aug 21, 2012 11:59 AM

    Jerry’s hand picked boy from Arkansas!….. Jerry’s pick…… failed his conditioning test (out of shape / lazy/ poor work ethic)…. and on his way to 1st round pick / 3rd string backup status. Nice work Jerry! You made another great pick with Dez Bryant….all athletic…..all moron. Just imagine how good he could be if he only had a brain!

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 21, 2012 12:00 PM

    You can consider me a Felix Jones fan but an objective look at his performance so far this year (including failing his conditioning test) does not indicate having a great year.

    This is why Jerry often holds on to players too long which just hurts the team. Jerry focuses more on what they did in the past instead of how they are doing right now.

  14. scotchrocks says: Aug 21, 2012 12:13 PM

    I’m pretty sure Jerry has said this exact same thing about Felix since he came into the league. I won’t knock him for not-so-subtlely trying to motivated a guy on the brink of bust status, but I won’t put any real faith into the words either.

  15. gmacbigd says: Aug 21, 2012 12:16 PM

    For one Jerry has only drafted one player from Arkansas. Second, he is coming back from surgery.

  16. pesh00 says: Aug 21, 2012 12:37 PM

    Jerry Jones must have seen something out there that others haven’t if he’s confident that Felix is poised for a big year.

    ————–

    Therein lies the problem with JJ as the GM. Sees things there that really aren’t there or hangs onto things expectin to see things that won’t happen. Any other GM is fired 10 years ago.

  17. nard100 says: Aug 21, 2012 1:30 PM

    Yeah, cause Demarco is not showing last season’s form at all. That being said, Demarco was elevated to the #1 position for a reason. Julius.. er Felix Jones didn’t cut it before and he ain’t gonna do it now. It’s funny how so many “experts” picked the Eagles and Cowboys to run through the NFC east. Ain’t lookin’ to smart now. Go Giants!

  18. paintballx3dotcom says: Aug 21, 2012 3:04 PM

    Win something Jerry. We’re tired of hearing all of your yapping!

  19. philly4lyfe says: Aug 21, 2012 4:23 PM

    He’s gonna rack up those clipboard stats on the bench like you wouldn’t believe!

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