Owner: Felix Jones An "Integral" Weapon

Maybe there's a reason Felix Jones and his people haven't raised any stink about wanting to be traded or needing a new contract, like a player in his situation might claim.

Despite the fact Jones is pretty clearly the second fiddle to DeMarco Murray on offense, and despite the fact that might limit his potential income as a free agent next year, Jones is going about his rehab, simply keeping his head down and pressing forward.

He's not the only one who is less than concerned about his role and his future. In fact, he's not even the only Jones who isn't sweating things.

The Cowboys' owner and general manager sees his top pick in 2008 being a big part of the team.

"I think he's an integral part of our firepower," Jerry Jones said. "And he will always give defenses something that they've got to be ready for, and he adds a dimension to what we can do in the entire offensive scheme, whether it be the passing game or the (running game). He is a savvy and good blocker, but he gives a lot of options when he's in there.

"I even like the idea of both of them (Jones and Murray) being in there . . . You put both of them in there, that gives us some options."

Through four seasons, Felix Jones has been at his best when playing as a change-of-pace back. He has averaged at least 4.3 yards per carry each year, but the fewer rushes he's had, the greater his average has been.

He was at an incredible 8.9 yards per carry on only 30 rushes as a rookie in 2008, then 5.9 per run on 116 attempts in 2009. After the 4.3-YPC effort on a career-high 185 carries in 2010, his average rose back to 4.5 per rush last year, when he totaled 127 attempts.

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