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December 20, 2011

Felix has tight hamstring

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

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Lenny, Fraqnk's gonna bust you where ever you go, so maybe philly's website is a good place for you. 2) Practically every skill position on the team has had hamstring injuries- think it might be because of the lockout and not softness. We got rid of Tashard Choice because he has speed but no moves. Jenkins falls into the same catagory as Felix- we need his talent too much to get rid of him. Unlike Choice, we have nobody to replace him with. As Landry used to say, he's the best athlete available. 3) Keep chasin' em, Frank!

@ Lenny, you have no clue when it comes to talking about players being injury prone or soft. This is really the first season that Jenkins has got the injury bug, but other then that...he has played quite a bit in previous seasons and even this season, although banged up quite a bit, he still is out there. I would like to see you out there and most likely you would not last one play if that play came your direction.

Felix Jones...another guy who cannot be counted on. Jones and Mike Jenkins need to be replaced sooner rather than later. Two of the more injury prone players in the league. And the worst part of this is that I get the feeling that part of it is being injury-prone, but another part is that these two players are just soft.

Man..we are missing Tashard Choice..with each injury Felix gets...lol

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