Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Monday he was “hopeful” that running back Felix Jones would be able to play this week. Jones has missed the last three games due to a high left ankle sprain. He sprinted and cut during a workout Monday and could possibly return to practice Wednesday, when the Cowboys begin preparing for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
“We’re certainly hopeful,” Garrett said. “He had a good workout today. He’s going to have another workout tomorrow and we’ll see how he feels on Wednesday.”
“Felix has been a very good player for us, a dynamic player, made a lot of big plays both in the running game and in the passing game since he’s been here,” Garrett said. “So there’s going to be a role for Felix Jones coming back. We like to get him the football as well.”
DeMarco Murray has been tearing up the opposition with Felix Jones sidelined, rushing for 466 yards in 3 games, a club record. Murray and Jones will likely be in a rotation when Felix returns. We expect Murray to handle the bulk of the early down work with Jones acting as a change-of-pace and 3rd down back.