1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

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

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

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt °¤~Cold Eternal~¤° Staff Member

    58,795 Messages
    1,727 Likes Received
    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 Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

    33,485 Messages
    1,842 Likes Received
    Wow, I actually agree with him.
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

    46,930 Messages
    1,825 Likes Received
    Feels kinda weird doesn't it?
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

    33,485 Messages
    1,842 Likes Received
    :laugh2: Yes it does. In fact I don't always read his articles.
  5. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

    9,625 Messages
    122 Likes Received
    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

    9,459 Messages
    21 Likes Received
    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

    6,051 Messages
    205 Likes Received
    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

    27,093 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    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

    1,612 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    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 Active Member Zone Supporter

    1,869 Messages
    7 Likes Received
    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

    2,046 Messages
    37 Likes Received
    Even a blind squirrel can find a nut sometimes.
  12. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

    2,046 Messages
    37 Likes Received
    I suggest 23.125 carries a game. The curse of 370 needs another victim.

    :eek: :banghead: :eek:


    D-
  13. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

    14,930 Messages
    298 Likes Received
    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

    27,093 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    I tend to agree with this right here....
  15. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

    26,590 Messages
    2,748 Likes Received
    Not for me. I still don't agree with him. If JJT were a blind squirrel, he'd starve to death.

Share This Page