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November 18, 2012

Felix Jones hurts knee in first half, continues to play with heart, Jerry Jones says

After finally getting back to health last week, Felix Jones hurt his left knee in the first half against the Browns, then continued to play in the second half with a lot of heart, owner Jerry Jones said.

“Saw a lot of heart, saw him running hard,” Jones said. “This is a good sign. Came back out and played, played on that. Knowing Felix, which if anybody can go when it normally would limit, he can go. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him ready to go Thursday.”

Jones finished with 14 carries for 43 yards. He was not in the game in the late stages, when the Cowboys were driving for a game-tying field goal and in overtime.

“Had a lot of snaps with it after it started bothering him,” Jerry Jones said. “It was not late in the game. It was before the half that he came back out and played. It didn’t look to me like it limited him at all, but it’s there.”

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said last week Jones looked as healthy as he has all season.

But if Jones is slow on Thursday, it heightens the concern about whether DeMarco Murray is ready to play.

“I don’t know,” Jerry Jones said, asked about Murray’s availability. “But I was certainly impressed with what I saw with the Redskins against Philadelphia. So there certainly is no saving anything against the Redskins for this team.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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