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Garrett considering replacing Felix, but Jerry says no

Felix Jones, Byron Maxwell AP

Felix Jones was leapfrogged by DeMarco Murray for running back touches, and it sounded like he might be on the verge of losing a return job as well.

But it apparently helps having friends in the alumni association.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday that he’d consider other “alternatives” after a fumble on the opening kickoff in Seattle underlined a lack of performance.

“Line 1 in returning the football in the NFL for me is ball security,” Garrett said.

But the elder and more important Jones said Tuesday his fellow former Arkansas Razorback was fine, and that he remained confident in him as a returner.

Well, just because I do,” the owner said on KRLD-FM, via ESPNDallas.com. “So I feel like we’re in good shape. But that’s it on that. Move on.”

But then he went on.

“I don’t know about that,” he said about the possibility of replacing a returner who ranks 23rd in the league. “I think we saw him be quick at practice last week. I think we need to give him a little more room out there.

“Felix has returned a lot of kickoffs in his time – All-American twice in college as a kickoff returner. We have over the years been reluctant to use him as a kickoff returner because we didn’t want to risk injury, but we’ve decided this year to use him as a kickoff returner. He should be a great asset for us. That’s the way it remains.”

Hopefully one of the options Garrett was considering was washing glasses, because it sounds like this decision’s been made.

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31 Responses to “Garrett considering replacing Felix, but Jerry says no”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:31 PM

    Hearing from Jerrah makes me appreciate having my team owned by Paul Allen, who gets out of the way and lets the football people make football decisions.

  2. Gordon says: Sep 18, 2012 12:36 PM

    No one undermines a coach quite like Jerrah.

  3. prince5000 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:37 PM

    It’s really hard to see how they haven’t won a super bowl in 16 years.

  4. suhnum1fan says: Sep 18, 2012 12:40 PM

    That’s why Jerry kids will never win a SuperBowl again

  5. endzonepete says: Sep 18, 2012 12:41 PM

    Geez, if only they could figure what it is that causes the Cowboys to suck year after year…

  6. mikeinsanfran says: Sep 18, 2012 12:42 PM

    The Boys will never win the big one again as long as Jerry is owner. Hire the right people and get the heck out of the way.

  7. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 18, 2012 12:43 PM

    That son in law… He’ll never live it down. It’s big Jerruh’s world and he’s just living in it.

  8. blacknole08 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:45 PM

    I think it might be time to let Jones ride the bench for a bit. He can’t be depended on consistently in the run game, and his fumble on the opening kickoff shifted momentum in the Seahawks favor. He showed up to camp overweight.

    Gotta question his mental toughness.

  9. marcolamorsa says: Sep 18, 2012 12:48 PM

    SMH

  10. pmilz45 says: Sep 18, 2012 12:52 PM

    In the 2005 draft, “football guy” Bill Parcells pushed for Marcus Spears at the 11th choice. Jerry overruled and took this guy name Demarcus Ware instead. You guys are right though, he doesn’t know anything..

  11. nfloracle says: Sep 18, 2012 12:53 PM

    Jimmy Johnson has be to be laughing his socks off.

  12. spellingcopfather says: Sep 18, 2012 12:54 PM

    Al davis wanna be!!!

  13. tommyribs says: Sep 18, 2012 12:56 PM

    This is the EXACT example of the reason why the Cowboys will never be better than a good team.

    Jerry is a great owner. But he needs to let football people make the decisions about who plays and who doesn’t.

    He just undermined his coach, and Jerry is flat out wrong. Giving a player a kick in the pants is never a bad thing.

  14. bucrightoff says: Sep 18, 2012 1:02 PM

    Jerry is only 69, meaning he’ll probably live another 15-20 years, more or less the window the Cowboys are likely to remain irrelevant. As much fun as it is to hate the Boys, its getting boring because Jerry simply makes it too easy.

  15. yousuxxors says: Sep 18, 2012 1:02 PM

    this why the cowboys will never win the big one again

  16. markdamack says: Sep 18, 2012 1:10 PM

    yousuxxors says:
    Sep 18, 2012 1:02 PM
    this why the cowboys will never win the big one again

    ————————————————–

    Other than the three that they did win under him, right?

  17. openseason51 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:23 PM

    When Jerry didn’t know anything about the game he relied on the experts. Cowboys won a lot. Now that he thinks he is the coach and only hires people who will do what he wants, he loses. So keep on going Jerry we are enjoying your ignorance. You will never be an Al Davis.

  18. zack2482 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:28 PM

    Is Jerry pumping trade value?

  19. themightywhitey says: Sep 18, 2012 1:28 PM

    Garrett should resign right now ……..his word means nothing here !

  20. dallasfan55 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:54 PM

    Jerry Jones needs to let Garrett make that decision. There is no excuse for the opening of the Seahawks game. He makes too much money to make those kinds of mistakes. Hold onto the ball!!!

  21. dannythebisforbeast says: Sep 18, 2012 2:01 PM

    Why don’t he just coach the team too. You hired the man let him do his job

  22. austinoxford says: Sep 18, 2012 2:02 PM

    Felix has never been the same since Tank Johnson’s “Forty Year-old Rookie” comment.

  23. DubZ480 says: Sep 18, 2012 2:16 PM

    Classic Jerry. He should just have Garret wash the Jet at this point. I mean clearly he is not allowed to make coaching decisions.

  24. lilb360 says: Sep 18, 2012 2:39 PM

    Dallas fans get ready. Jerry is Al Davis 2.0

  25. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 18, 2012 2:52 PM

    Jerry just never gets it.
    Felix may have been a good returner in the past but it is not happening now and the coach owes it to the team to try someone else.

    Dwayne Harris would be a very good option to return KOs and punts. I even doubt that Felix really wants to return KOs anyway.

  26. offthelows says: Sep 18, 2012 2:59 PM

    Well, if the Cowboys disappoint this season I have to imagine Jerry will make every effort to trade up and get his alma mater’s QB Tyler Wilson

  27. timebandit24 says: Sep 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    Jerry is pretty football savvy. No matter what you haters think. Fact is, he needs to get his ego in check and get out of the way. Jones knew what he was doing all along, he just needs to realize he wasn’t alone during first three.

  28. divious24 says: Sep 18, 2012 4:18 PM

    Felix jones is over payed for the contributions that he doesn’t make and he’s always injured

  29. mazblast says: Sep 18, 2012 7:26 PM

    pmilz45,

    1. As a draft guy, Parcells’ record is not so spiffy.

    2. As for Jones getting it right with Ware, remember that even a blind squirrel gets an acorn once in a while. Getting ONE top draft pick right doesn’t make anyone an “expert”.

  30. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 18, 2012 7:42 PM

    @markdamack….yes, cowboys have been successful. But that was quite some time ago. So Jerry’s made a few good draft day decisions…so what? He’s made some bad ones too. This Felix Jones issue illustrates what a BIG part of the Cowboys’ problem is. The elite coaches see how Jerry undermines his coaches. They see that he wants to be the GM and the head coach as well. Of course, it’s his team so he can do whatever he pleases. But good coaches aren’t necessarily good yes men. It’s bad enough to have an owner who wants to tell you how to do your job. But what’s a lot worse is an owner that does so in the media.

  31. fdugrad says: Sep 18, 2012 8:39 PM

    Does anyone else out there feel as though Al Davis has been reincarnated as JJ? The meddling and “Bigfooting” seem rather familiar.

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