For those of you who were still holding out hope that rookie running back, Felix Jones would play on Sunday night, the news doesn’t look good.
Our friend Mickey Spagnola writes the following on dallascowboys.com:
Jones has not practiced with the Cowboys since suffering the strained hamstring in the Oct. 12 Arizona game, and while there was some thought he might return to practice this week, he was listed as having not practiced the past four days as the rookie continues to rehab the hamstring with trainers. Earlier in the day Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips seemed to hold out some slim hope Jones might return.
“If he’s not able to go today, chances are he wouldn’t play,” Phillips said before the late morning practice.
Jones didn’t practice, meaning he will now miss his fourth consecutive game, continuing to place a heavier burden on Marion Barber to handle the majority of the running duties.
I never expected Felix Jones to be out so long…
Marion Barber is at his best when we have someone like Felix share some carries to lighten his load. The Cowboys will have to find a way to work Tashard Choice into the mix. I’m surprised that all we’ve seen of him has been during garbage time.
The good news is that Pro Bowl running back, Clinton Portis may be ruled out for the Redskins.