Felix Jones: Star In The Making

Every Dallas Cowboys fan that has watched all three games this season, now know who #28 Felix Jones is. Although he is not on the field much, what he has done when his cleats hit the turf has been truly amazing!

 

Felix Jones has scored a touchdown in each of the first three games and has now written himself into the hallowed pages of the Dallas Cowboys record books.

 

Here is a little more biographical information about our newest Cowboys star and amazing rookie.

 

Felix was born May 8, 1987 in Tulsa Oklahoma. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa. In his senior year, he led the Hornets to a State Championship, and was considered one of the top 25 running backs in the nation. His accomplishments earned him the “Tulsa World Player of the Year”. After High School, Felix originally committed to Oklahoma State University verbally but, just before signing he changed his mind and signed with Arkansas.

 

Felix primarily played back-up behind Darren McFadden. He was used mainly as a runner, receiver, blocker, and as a decoy. Returning kickoffs and using his speed and ability to dodge tacklers is what Felix was best known for. In his Arkansas career he returned 4 kickoffs for touchdowns. In 2006 and 2007 both Darren McFadden and Felix Jones made history when each of them rushed for 1,000 yards for the first time in the long history of Arkansas football.

 

Felix’s College Career Statistics:

Rushing

2954 yds

20 TDS

 

Receiving

39 catches

383 yards

9.8 average

Kickoff

64 returns

1744 yards

27.3 average

 

4 TD’s

100 long return

 

 

Felix decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2008 NFL Draft. It was decision that would lead to the Cowboys drafting him in the first round with the 22nd overall pick. The Cowboys signed Felix to a $10.5 million dollar contract.

 

With his first possession as an NFL player, he rushed 11 yards for a touchdown in the Cowboys 2008 opener against Cleveland. That football came home with Felix!

 

He has played three games thus far, and has amazed fans, players and coaches alike with his game-breaking abilities. You can expect to see even more big plays from Felix in the future as he convincingly has proved his value to the team and erased all doubts that he is truly a #1 pick!

 

In the articles I have written for “Galaxy of Stars” I have always picked players I felt would play their entire career as a Cowboy. It may seem strange for me to pick a rookie to write about, but I cannot see Jerry Jones letting his fellow Razorback go play anywhere else. Can you?

 

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Comments
  1. Danny

    Old man Jones is looking good. Every kickoff he seems to get to at least the 40 yard line. He’s exciting and his counterpart is even more exciting. Is it me or does Barber ever get pushed back while running? I don’t recall seeing a time when that’s happened. He ran for 140 yards last Sunday! That is a lot of yards. These two RB’s are crazy good and it can only help the passing game and you know the linemen LOVE run blocking. This is going to be an exciting year if these players stay healthy!

  2. Barb

    I really loved this blog Raina.
    Thank you!!
    I’ll be ecstatic if Felix can get in the endzone again against the Redskins.
    I am just grateful he is a Dallas Cowboy!!
    xoxo

  3. ~lin

    No doubt a big sigh of relief that he was chosen a DALLAS COWBOY! He is an impeccable player and we pray that professionally he make his mark….what can we say, it’s written in THE STARS…..The “STAR” like no other!
    ;) The COWBOY’S sign of greatness.
    Great Job Raina!
    ~lin