DeMarco Murray is likely to miss his sixth straight game against the Redskins, and Jones is battling a knee injury that could limit him.|||||||
Without those two, the Cowboys would have to rely on a pair of undrafted players in rookie Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner.
With DeMarco Murray expected to be out again, Jones returned to practice and is on schedule to start Sunday's game against the Giants.|||||||
Jones suffered a knee injury last week, but should see plenty of action this weekend with Murray out with a foot injury. He picked up 74 yards on 20 carries last week.
Jones ran 15 times for 44 yards on Sunday, getting the start in place of the injured DeMarco Murray. But Jones fell to injury himself, staying on the sideline for most of Dallas' last two drives because of a bruised knee.|||||||
Second-year back Phillip Tanner got the majority of the work in Jones' absence, recording 30 yards on 13 carries.
With DeMarco Murray out because of a sprained left foot, Jones is set to start Sunday when the Cowboys (2-3) visit Carolina.|||||||
Jones had only three carries in the first four games this season. When Murray broke his right ankle late last season, Jones responded with consecutive 100-yard games. Murray got hurt last week at Baltimore, and Jones finished that game with 18 rushes for 92 yards with a 22-yard touchdown.
Jones and two other players have been cleared to practice starting Friday after passing their second-chance conditioning tests.|||||||
Jones, receiver Andre Holmes and newly acquired safety Brodney Pool failed the initial conditioning test Sunday. After two days of remedial running, the trio got another chance Wednesday and passed the test, a series of times sprints. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said Felix Jones was probably dehydrated during the initial test on the opening day of camp.