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Week 1 vs. TB
Rushing: 6 / 22 / 0
Felix had one electrifying touch that saw him get to the open field and elude a would-be tackler with ridiculous ease, but on the rest of his carries, he actually looked slow out of the gate and a bit tentative. The Cowboys didn't make a special effort to get him the ball in space or as a receiver out of the backfield. It was a disappointing first game, but his outlook will be better in games where the Cowboys actually put together some long drives.
Week 2 vs. NYG
Rushing: 7 / 96 / 1
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones played second fiddle in Week 2 to Marion Barber, but Jones nearly topped 100 yards on the ground himself with his incredible speed. Jones gets to his top speed very quickly and once he hits the hole and gets to the second level he is incredibly hard to catch and bring down. Jones exploded for a long run in the third quarter, a simple off-tackle run to the left quickly became a chase scene as Jones went untouched and entered the secondary. Only two speedy safeties kept Jones from scoring. Jones later took the ball into the end zone after Marion Barber fell to injury, and should Barber miss time Jones will see even more touches.
Week 3 vs. CAR
Rushing: 8 / 94 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 20 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones was as dynamic as his reputation suggests. He was playing at a different speed than the Carolina defense, and made would-be tacklers look bad more than once. Jones was well on his way to a big game when he strained his knee on a 40-yard run early in the second half. He showed how explosive he can be when he gets more than a handful of touches, but he also reminded everyone how fragile he seems to be. The expensive European sports car analogy applies here - amazing performance, but has to spend a lot of time in the shop (thanks to Ridgelake from the FBG message boards for the fitting analogy).
Week 7 vs. ATL
Rushing: 8 / 37 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 6 / 0 on 2 targets
If Jones's knee is slowing him down, you couldn't tell on Sunday. He once again made someone miss completely in the open field, and make it look way too easy, and Jones was generally slippery in one on one confrontations. Jones got a few snaps in a row in the first half and showed his electric initial burst on a few runs. He didn't get a chance to do anything on his receptions because they were low, but one of them came in the red zone. He'll be back to his big play ways any day now.
Week 8 vs. SEA
Rushing: 8 / 39 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 30 / 0 on 1 targets
Felix Jones had a nice game as a complement to Marion Barber. Jones started the game as a kick returner. However, he replaced Marion Barber on the Cowboys 3rd drive. It would appear that the rotation is for Barber to play 2 series and then for Jones to play one. However, when Jones is in the game, the Cowboys spend more time in the shotgun and pass more often down-field. Jones finished the day with 39 yards on 8 carries (the first 19 yards came on his first two carries) and one thirty yard reception on a wheel route to the left side of the field. Jones took the pass in stride and used his speed to get to the Seattle 8 yard line.
Week 9 vs. PHI
Rushing: 4 / 10 / 0
Felix Jones was the second string running back and used mostly as a change of pace, rushing only four times in the Week 9 contest against the Eagles. Jones was hardly used outside of returning kicks as Tashard Choice saw more work in the Wildcat this past week.
Week 10 vs. GB
Rushing: 3 / 6 / 0
Jones entered the game on the final series of the 1st quarter, but was largely quiet overall. He displayed a nice stutter step move for a short gain but appears to be lacking the explosion that he showed earlier in the season, prior to his injury.
Week 11 vs. WAS
Rushing: 10 / 49 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 7 / 0 on 1 targets
Felix Jones was supposed to have more of a workload in Week 11 against the Redskins, and he did get 11 touches but none of them were very significant. Jones never broke off a long run as his biggest carry was just nine yards as the Redskins defense kept Dallas from having any very big runs on the day. Jones may get more work going forward, but for now Marion Barber and his 20+ touches a game prevent Jones from being able to do much for fantasy purposes.
Week 12 vs. OAK
Rushing: 7 / 68 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 1 / 0 on 2 targets
Felix Jones got the ball in his hands more against the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving, racking up 68 total yards on the ground. Jones' day was highlighted by a 46-yard rush right through the middle of the line and then broke two tackles on his way into the end zone. Jones was very patient on the run, waiting for the blocks to set up his hole and then he accelerated through it and was gone. Jones' breakaway speed is why Jerry Jones wants him to get more touches, plus the difference between Jones and Marion Barber as far as top end speed is apparent. Look for Jones to get at least a half-dozen carries a week and probably even more going forward with the potential to score on nearly every touch.
Week 13 vs. NYG
Rushing: 6 / 6 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 13 / 0 on 4 targets
Felix Jones had nine touches against the New York Giants with just six carries and three short receptions. Jones was given chances here or there but without much consistency, but even when he did get the ball the Giants were not about to let him get into the open field. Jones was hemmed in for all but a few short gains and was never a factor in the contest. He will remain the second running back and compliment Marion Barber --- but for now neither is getting much accomplished for a struggling Cowboys run game.
Week 14 vs. SD
Rushing: 10 / 51 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 2 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones had a nice kick return to start the game and looked explosive in picking up consecutive twelve yard rushes soon after. He looked to be the main spark offensively for Dallas, and it appeared as if they'd have a field day running the ball on San Diego almost at will. But at one point, Dallas got in close to the end zone and tried rushing it four consecutive times with Marion Barber, getting stuffed on each one. That took a lot of wind out of their sails, and they weren't the same team offensively the rest of the way. Jones fumbled early in the second half just after receiving the handoff exchange, and while he did recover the ball he was out of the game on the next play. Those two instances really put a damper on the Dallas running game, and as the Chargers began pulling ahead, Jones' involvement dwindled almost to the point of non-involvement.
Week 15 vs. NO
Rushing: 14 / 58 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 10 / 0 on 2 targets
Felix Jones complimented Marion Barber well, using his speed well to dash up the middle and quickly get to the New Orleans secondary. Jones had three runs of 10+ yards on the night but did lose one of them due to a penalty. Barber is dominating goal line touches, however, which limits Jones' fantasy value.
Week 16 vs. WAS
Rushing: 10 / 58 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 27 / 0 on 4 targets
The ultra-dangerous Jones had a solid game for the Cowboys in week 16. He has double digit carries in 3 straight games for the first time this season, and he also chipped in with 4 catches out of the backfield. What was interesting this week was that Jones was asked to run between the tackles as well as around the ends. He saw some decent success breaking off a couple of decent gainers (15 yards for example), but was mostly held to shorter runs. Jones looks fresher than Barber at this point; one would think his role should be expanded heading into next season.
Week 17 vs. PHI
Rushing: 15 / 91 / 1
Receiving: 3 / 3 / 0 on 3 targets
Felix Jones split time with Mario Barber in Week 17's matchup against the Eagles, eventually breaking off a big 49-yard run in the third quarter. Jones took a toss to the left and raced down the sideline for a touchdown to put Dallas on the scoreboard for the final time, 24-0. Jones' speed balanced Marion Barber's power as both Cowboys' backs posted 91 yards on the ground. Look for Dallas to get both Jones and Barber plenty of touches in the Wild Card rematch against Philadelphia.
Week 18 vs. PHI
Rushing: 16 / 148 / 1
Receiving: 1 / 30 / 0 on 2 targets
Jones was a revelation, ripping off big gains on early draw plays and an acrobatic catch and run down the sidelines. He got outside later in the first half and set the Cowboys up with a first and goal inside the five. His 73-yard TD run in the second half was death blow to the Eagles. Jones got outside, turned on the afterburners, and then made a crisp cutback to keep the one downfield defender from stopping him on the way to the end zone. He is poised to be the lead back for Dallas heading into next week's matchup vs. the Vikings.
Week 19 vs. MIN
Rushing: 14 / 69 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 22 / 0 on 4 targets
Jones started the game for Dallas and was very effective in the first half, carrying for a number of first downs and showing his speed early on. For some reason, he was used much less in the second half of the game despite being every bit as effective of a receiver as Marion Barber. Jones best carry came early in the game on a run up the middle to the right. Jones made one cut to the left and barreled ahead for a 15 yard gain, shedding tackles along the way. Only Wade Phillips knows why Jones' workload was reduced so much in the second half.