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September 16, 2012

Felix Jones says kickoff fumble caused by helmet hit, 'something I've got to work on'

Felix Jones said the ball got hit by a helmet when he fumbled on the opening kickoff.

“Man, he made a great play,” Jones said after Sunday’s 27-7 loss. Michael Robinson was credited with causing the fumble, which led to a field goal for the Seahawks and a 3-0 lead.

“The ball, he hit right on the ball, his head, helmet,” Jones said. “Ball flew out. He made a great tackle. That’s something I’ve got to work on and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Jones continued to return kickoffs. He took only one touchback. Twice he returned kicks from 8 yards deep.

“You want to be a playmaker,” he said. “You want to go out there and do things for your team and help your team out and put them in a good position. That’s what we’re doing on special teams. We’ve got to continue to do that and get better.”

Jerry Jones hasn’t lost confidence in Felix.

“I don’t think that I’m worried about him fumbling the ball. At all,” the Cowboys owner said. “We need to get him some holes. We need to get some blocking for him up there as well.”

Felix, who averaged 21.8 yards on five returns Sunday and 20.3 yards on three returns against the Giants, said he felt bad after the play.

“You feel bad when you put the team in a bad position,” he said. “I did that. So just got to make up for it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

He said his own confidence is up, also.

“Feel good. Just got to make sure I stay on top of my game and keep getting better every week,” he said.

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez


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I'd like to see management send this team a message tomorrow morning. I'd love to see Felix Jones be given his walking papers.

What a stiff this guy turned out to be.
He is fragile and is simply not very good. The fumble was horrendous and set the tone and also got the crowd MORE into the game...but also, his ability can be summed up in one other play. It was not a screen, it was a little dump in the flat and Felix Jones was one on one against a LB, and Jones couldnt get by him. He didnt have enough moves and quickness to get by a linebacker out in space!!!!! Send a message...unload this guy.

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