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December 13, 2011

Starting running back job is Felix Jones' again

The Cowboys have confidence in Felix Jones, and Felix Jones has confidence in Felix Jones.

"Any time you get a chance to get out there and help your team you are happy," Jones said. "We've just got to do what we can and make the best of every opportunity we get."

Jones returns to being the Cowboys' starting running back. He had that role until spraining his left ankle in the Oct. 16 game against New England. DeMarco Murray replaced him, and in his first game as the lead back, set the team record for rushing yards in a single game.

Now, with Murray lost for the season with a fractured right ankle and high ankle sprain, it's Jones' job again.

"As far as his ability to step in and be the lead guy, he is ready to do that," Cowboys running backs coach Skip Peete said.

Jones has 413 yards and one touchdown on 90 carries this season. He also has caught 23 passes for 151 yards.

Jones had the fourth 100-yard rushing game of his career last week, including the postseason, when he rushed for 106 yards on 16 carries.

-- Charean Williams


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