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News: DMN:Taylor: Cowboys finding more ways to use Felix Jones

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Jean Jacques Taylor

    It's pretty obvious the Cowboys drafted the wrong running back in the first round a few years ago, when they took Felix Jones.

    Rashard Mendenhall . Chris Johnson. Ray Rice.

    Jones is solid and, at times, he can be breathtaking.

    But each of those other runners would've been a better choice. Let's not even waste time discussing it.

    While the Cowboys continue this silly charade of starting Marion Barber, Jones is now the epicenter of the running game and Jason Garrett has finally figured out how to maximize his skill set.

    It's about time.

    In the Cowboys' loss to New Orleans, Jones carried 13 times for 44 yards and caught seven passes for 69 yards. It represented just the second time in his three-year career that he has touched the ball at least 20 times in a game.

    Read More http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcon...owboys/stories/112710dnspotaylor.3aa13f4.html
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Wow, I actually agree with him.
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Feels kinda weird doesn't it?
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    :laugh2: Yes it does. In fact I don't always read his articles.
  5. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    I don't agree with him at all. Those other backs are very good but they also get 20 plus carries a game and get the bulk of the work, FJ doesn't. Those other backs also play behind much better OL's. I think FJ would shine and put up big numbers as well if he was touching the rock 20 plus times a game. FJ is very dynamic and a darn good runner...
  6. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I agree with you Mansta. If FJ had the same opportunities as the other backs his numbers would be similar, if not better.
  7. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    felix is better than mendenhall and just as good as rice. make him the true feature back and he will be fine.
  8. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I like what Felix Jones brings to the table, I still believe he can carry the ball 20 times a game.
  9. Goldenrichards83

    Goldenrichards83 Active Member

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    I would have agreed with JJT but since Garrett has been the HC Felix has average something like 103 all purpose yards a game.
  10. goshan

    goshan Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Jjones looked as good as Felix. In fact, they are very similar RBs. Felix isn't a feature back.
  11. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    Even a blind squirrel can find a nut sometimes.
  12. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    I suggest 23.125 carries a game. The curse of 370 needs another victim.

    :eek: :banghead: :eek:


    D-
  13. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    CAREER YARDS PER CARRY
    Felix Jones 5.4
    Chris Johnson 5.1
    Ray Rice 4.6
    Rashard Mendenhall 4.3

    Yep, Felix is clearly the worst of the bunch.

























    Or maybe we just need to use him more.
  14. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I tend to agree with this right here....
  15. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Not for me. I still don't agree with him. If JJT were a blind squirrel, he'd starve to death.

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