The Cowboys are holding out running back Felix Jones, mainly for precautionary reasons, head coach Wade Phillips announced Tuesday in his afternoon press conference.
Jones has some swelling in his knee, enough to keep him out of Tuesday's second practice here at the Alamodome. Phillips said Jones will not have an MRI and expects him to return on Wednesday.
The running back participated in all of the morning practice. However, there were two plays when he was knocked down out of bounds, somewhat after the play.
The first was on a team drill when Jones got 20 yards down the field before Alan Ball gave him a pop to the ground.
A few moments later, Jones took a sweep to the right side and collided with Terence Newman, sending the running back to the ground and playfully questioning Newman's hit. Felix tossed the ball at Newman's back. But the two joked about the play with Newman saying, "I barely touched you."
Who knows if the injury occurred on either of those two plays, or just from the wear and tear of camp?
But it doesn't stop anytime soon. The Cowboys follow Tuesday's two-a-day sessions with two more on Wednesday.
With Jones out, this will be a good chance for the Cowboys to see more from young backs Herb Donaldson and Lonyae Miller.