In an decisive stroke of leadership, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Felix Jones would continue to return kickoffs.
The day after Jerry Jones did.
“Felix has been such a good player for us,” Garrett said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “He’s coming off the injury from last year and if you just look at his track record as a play-making type player, both on offense and in the kicking game, he’s been pretty darn good.”
Garrett noted the fumble in Seattle last week, but added: “Felix does not have a huge history of having turnovers.”
Of course, this was the day after the owner said he remained confident in Felix “just because I do.”
“One of the things that I think we do a really good job of in this organization is we discuss things,” Garrett said when asked about the boss’s comments. “The Joneses and I discuss a lot of things. Our staff and I discuss a lot of things. We discuss a lot of things with our pro personnel and our college scouting departments. So the lines of communication are open. There’s nothing that’s going to be my decision or his decision or that guy’s decision or this guy’s decision.
“If we’re talking about a player playing, [special teams coach] Joe [DeCamillis] has a huge role in who’s going to be our returner. Now is he going to make the decision? No. I’m going to get involved in that discussion. Other people are going to get involved in that discussion. It’s just the way it works. We think that’s a good thing. Different people have different perspectives and different insights and then we come to a conclusion that we all think is good.
“We’ve never had any issues that way regarding personnel or really any kind of decision we have to make as an organization.”
And they won’t.
As long as everybody jumps when Jerry says jump.