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December 18, 2011

Jerry Jones says Felix has 'about as good and complete a game' as ever

Felix Jones and Sammy Morris, the Cowboys’ newest running back combination, helped the Cowboys rush for 160 yards in their 31-15 victory against Tampa Bay.

Jones rushed 22 times, matching his career high, for 108 yards, and Morris, signed this week, had 12 carries for 53 yards in his first action of the season.

For Jones, it was his second 100-yard game since replacing the injured DeMarco Murray in the starting lineup. He rushed for 109 yards last week against the Giants after Murray was hurt in the first quarter.

“I thought under the circumstances he had about as good and complete a game as he’s had since he’s been a Dallas Cowboy,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.

Jones also caught three passes for 23 yards.

"He did a great job,” quarterback Tony Romo said. “We're lucky to have some depth at the tailback position. He and DeMarco are some really good tailbacks. Felix deserves a lot of credit for the way he played tonight. And Sammy did a good job too coming in, just one week, first week here, and he's out there. I'm proud of the guys."

Murray had been out of action all season since being cut by the New England Patriots in the final cut of training camp. He joined the Cowboys last week in the wake of Murray’s injury.

“I didn’t know what to expect,” Morris said. “I was trying to get as many mental reps as I could during the week. just trying to study at the hotel, trying to be prepared for whatever is thrown in front of me.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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Mayby, just maybe, the light has gone on for Garrett. He seems to now remember how effective a FB can be for a running game. After winning with Moose you'd think JG would have remembered a winning combo like that. Glad it's finally hitting home.

Sammy Morris did a great job tonight. I have to believe that this was not an easy week for him and he stepped right in and produced AND protected the ball.

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