When Felix Jones is healthy and in the game, the Dallas Cowboys have a much better shot at winning football games. Jones provides relief for Marion Barber, but he is also a threat on special teams and has the ability to run wide for big gains.
But he still hasn’t practiced since injuring his hamstring three weeks ago.
Terence Newman and Kyle Kozier have practiced, and it looks like they will return to play against the Washington Redskins Sunday night at FedEx Field. Kozier’s absence has hurt the Cowboys, as the pressure on the quarterback has increased quite a bit when compared with last year.
Cowboys owner has no regrets with the money he has spent to shore up a good team. He realizes the struggles are coming at a surprise for many, but there’s still hope as the backs are against the wall, as he stated in this Washington Post article.
“You get people knocking each other off, and we’ve still got a shot. If you thought sailing this boat that you were going to have easy sailing, you weren’t being realistic. At least with the players we’re getting back, we’ll at least have the talent. I’m disappointed we’ve got ourselves in this position up against the wall, but I understand why. That’s the NFL. The decisions we’ve made, the money I’ve spent, I’d do it all again.”
Even former Redskins GM Charley Casserly opines on the Cowboys. He says the Cowboys’ success revolves around Tony Romo’s play. Romo has practiced and the coaches say they are noticing he has more zip on the ball and he is more comfortable out there since fracturing his pinkie three weeks ago.
“With Dallas, you have to get back the quarterback,”Charley Casserly, the former general manager of the Redskins and Houston Texans who now serves as an NFL analyst for CBS, said by telephone yesterday. “They need to get the quarterback and some other people back healthy, and that can still be a good team.”
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