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September 29, 2009

Felix has durability problem

The Cowboys obviously made the right decision to select Felix Jones over Rashard Mendenhall last year. But we now are seeing why Jones wasn't rated over Mendenhall. He isn't an every-down back, and the Cowboys are going to have to limit his touches probably the rest of his career. 

Jones has played in only nine games in his two seasons and has had only 78 touches, including kickoff returns. Yet, he had hamstring and toe injuries last season, landing on injured reserve, and he has had quadriceps and knee injuries this season. He is expected to miss Sunday's game at Denver with his PCL sprain.

I asked Wade Phillips if there is a concern about Jones' durability.

"He has had some [injuries], but he had no problems in college [at Arkansas] that I know of," Phillips said. "We have had different players who sometimes get banged up, and later on have no problems. He didn't come with a history of it certainly. [Isaiah] Stanback, even in college, had a lot of injuries and then when he got here, he had a lot of injuries. That has not been the case with Felix."

-- Charean Williams

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playing college and pro are two different things, there is no 19 yr old linebackers in the NFL there are grown men that is lookin too break his neck, and the players that come out of college and get hurt are the ones that is not preparing their body for the collisions that happin in the nfl, and thats jones i hope he dont turn out to be the next reggie bush who is a nother girlie men.

yeah!! i love his playmaking ways''.....but the dude is soft as a baby's booty.

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