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December 29, 2011

Felix's hamstring isn't an issue

Cowboys running back Felix Jones didn't say much Thursday, but a thumbs-up was his indicatation that he'll be fine for Sunday's game against the Giants. 

"Feeling good; I'm feeling good," Jones said as he left the lunch room for the training room for treatment.

Jones has been limited in practice the past two days, but the Cowboys expect him to be ready to carry the load again.

"Felix looked good, moving around better and better and got some good work in during today’s practice," Coach Jason Garrett said.

Jones' hamstring tightened on him late in the Dec. 17 game against the Bucs. He played only six plays, with five touches against the Eagles last week. The Cowboys pulled him from the game after the Giants beat the Jets, knowing they will need a standout performance from Jones this week in a winner-take-all game.

Jones has been back to his starting role since DeMarco Murray was lost for the season with a fractured ankle against the Giants on Dec. 11. Jones had 16 carries for 106 yards against the Giants after Murray went out, and went for 108 yards on 22 carries against Tampa Bay the following week.

Jones has had at least 20 carries in a game only twice in his career.

-- Charean Williams

 

 

 

 

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