Cowboys running back Julius Jones, who is an unrestricted free agent, is not expected to return to the team next season. His agent, Ken Kremer said Jones wants to become a featured back and said his client will field some ``very strong offers'' in free agency from other teams.
The Cowboys have made it clear they are headed into next season with Marion Barber as the starter. Barber made his first start of the season in the playoff loss to the New York Giants.
Also, nose tackle Jason Ferguson expects to be fully recovered from his torn biceps in time for the start of training camp in late July. Ferguson was injured in the season opener. His agent, Jimmy Sexton, said ``he'll be back and ready to go.''
_ Rick Herrin