Felix Jones has had consecutive 100-yard games for the first time in his career. It’s meant the most carries in back-to-back games in his career.
Tightness in Jones’ hamstring prevented him from practicing Tuesday, though the Cowboys are hopeful he’ll be fine for Saturday’s game against the Eagles.
“He feels good,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “He just had this tightness in his hamstring, so we didn’t think it was a good idea to have him practice. We’re hopeful he’ll be back out there [today] and be ready to go for Saturday’s game.”
Dallas already has lost rookie running back DeMarco Murray for the season. Murray fractured his right ankle against the Giants on Dec. 11.
Jones has carried the load the past two weeks, with 38 carries for 214 yards and nine catches for 54 yards. On a warm night in Tampa, Jones needed an IV at halftime and cramped up late in the game.
Jones has had an injury history, with toe, hamstring, knee and ankle injuries keeping him off the field for 16 games in his career.
Sammy Morris, who was signed last week, is the only other tailback on their roster. He had 12 carries for 53 yards against the Bucs, his first touches since the regular-season finale last year when he was with the Patriots.
-- Charean Williams