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Garrett Says Felix Role Won't Be That Limited

Being in three fantasy football leagues (which is probably about two too many), I noticed a certain Cowboys running back got dropped to the waiver wire on two of them after Thursday's game.

Looks like Felix Jones getting no carries and only one pass thrown his way last week has fantasy owners willing to part ways with him at least.

But while it does appear as if DeMarco Murray has become the Cowboys' primary running back, at least for the last two games against Washington and Miami, head coach Jason Garrett isn't ready to dismiss Jones having a key role in the offense.

"He's played very well for us," Garrett said of Jones. "And Felix will continue to get himself acclimated back into the offense and be a big-impact type player for us like he's been in the past.

"He did play some snaps in the ballgame both in regular down and distance and in third-down situations and did a nice job. He got the opportunity to do some other things. But DeMarco is the guy who carried the bulk of the load the other day in the ballgame."

Jones handled the kickoff return duties but didn't exactly give the Cowboys the boost they were looking for in that area. The team ranks 30th in the NFL in kickoff return average at 20.5 yards per attempt. Jones had four runbacks on Thursday for 74 yards (18.5 avg.) with a long of just 24.

He missed four straight games with a high-ankle sprain that he sustained Oct. 16 in New England. Since then, Murray has obviously exploded on the scene with three 100-yard games, including the franchise-record 253 rushing yards against the Rams, the first opponent after Jones' injury.

In all actuality, this was the role the Cowboys drafted Jones to play back in 2008. He was supposed to complement Marion Barber and provide a spark on kick returns. Four seasons later, it appears that will be Jones' best way to contribute once again.    

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