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New Role For Felix Could Include KOs?

Felix Jones is expected to play for the first time in more than a month when he takes the field Sunday against Washington.

That's what we know. Anything about his role in the offense and/or special teams is still up in the air.

As usual, head coach Jason Garrett is keeping his cards close on this topic, stating that Jones is just trying to get back to 100 percent from the high-ankle sprain he suffered in the Oct. 16 loss to New England.

With DeMarco Murray rushing for 600 yards in the last four games, it's likely the rookie from Oklahoma will remain in the starting lineup with Jones returning to his complimentary role that he had when he entered the league back in 2008, splitting time with Marion Barber.

Owner/GM Jerry Jones hinted earlier this week that Murray was probably better-suited to be the workhorse back while Felix Jones is better at staying fresh and being injected into the lineup as a change-of-pace back.

And Jones might also revert back to a special teams role as well. The running back was one of three players returning kickoffs in practice on Thursday, along with Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and Kevin Ogletree.

But the big question remains on Jones' role in the offense. Quarterback Tony Romo said he doesn't think it will be an issue to integrate him back into the offense, only a plus.

"There won't be anything that's going to be a downside," Romo said. "Felix is only going to add to this offense. Felix is explosive and we'll be able to use him in a lot of good way. It'll be good."

Jones has had success against the Redskins this year, rushing for a season-high 115 yards, just his third career 100-yard game.  

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