IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones, who has publicly questioned whether Marion Barber would be better returning to a reserve role, indicated Tuesday that he sees no reason for the running back's role to change.
Jones had previously stated the concern that using Barber as a starter might limit his effectiveness at the end of games. Jones said in March that the Cowboys were considering making Felix Jones the starter.
However, Jones strongly hinted Tuesday that Barber's starting job is secure.
"I know this: He looks quicker," Jones said at the NFL owners' meetings. "He's just in great shape. ... You could easily go from there and look at what his role might be, and it'd certainly be on par with anything he's done."
It's always interesting in Dallas. Just as many fantasy GMs were beginning to contemplate Felix Jones as the Dallas Bell Cow, Jerry Jones begins the mind games. I smell a training camp battle!