News: ESPN Dallas: Felix Jones can't shake comparisons

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  1. WoodysGirl

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    Cowboys RB continues to be judged by standard set by others drafted in 2008
    [​IMG] By Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Steven Jackson knows something about playing running back in the NFL.

    Since being drafted in 2004 by the St. Louis Rams, Jackson has the third-most carries (1,824) and yards (7,788) in the NFL.

    Jackson, who was at Cowboys Stadium on Tuesday as part of Nike's national media summit, doesn't necessarily like the dual-running back system. He thinks he's a dinosaur of some kind as one of the few backs who is the sole ball carrier on his team.

    "It's insurance for a team. They will have at least one guy who will be healthy at the end of the season," Jackson said. "As time goes on, we see a team really prefers to have a franchise guy, and I try to be that guy and hold that torch for guys like Emmitt Smith, a franchise back who can do it all. He can run, catch and block, and I take great pride in knowing that I'm one of the last ones."

    The Dallas Cowboys have sought such a lead dawg, if you will, since Smith left after the 2002 season.

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    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    lol where does Felix comparisons fit?

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