Found November 18, 2011 on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL:
With Felix Jones set to return after missing four games with an ankle injury, the Dallas Cowboys entered the week hopeful they would have a full complement of backfield weapons available Sunday at Washington. But it turns out that won’t be the case after all: The Cowboys ruled fullback Tony Fiammetta out with an illness Friday. “We’re trying to get to the bottom of what it is,” coach Jason Garrett said in Irving. “He’s been sick all week long.” Fiammetta’s crushing blocks helped paved the way for DeMarco Murray’s record-setting surge. Over the last four games, the rookie has 601 rushing yards as the Cowboys have averaged 177.0 yards on the ground during that span. Dallas could call up rookie fullback Shaun Chapas from the practice squad, a move that would require the team to cut another player from the 53-man roster. Another option is to go with tight end John Phillips as the fullback. “Chapas is certainly someone we’re considering,” Garrett said. “John Phillips has the versatility t

Cowboys' official injury report: Backup QB Jon Kitna (back), FB Tony Fiammetta (illness) don't practice

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Cowboys QB Jon Kitna not seen at practice for second consecutive day

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Cowboys will be without their fullback Sunday

With Felix Jones set to return after missing four games with an ankle injury, the Cowboys were hopeful they would have their entire backfield available when they play at Washington on Sunday. But coach Jason Garrett said Friday that won’t be the case after all. According to Garrett, fullback Tony Fiammetta will miss the game because of an illness. Fiammetta’s crushing blocks...

Murray 'excited' for return of Felix Jones

IRVING -- Following Thursday's practice, Tony Romo talked about how the players in the Cowboys locker room are committed to each other and excited when a teammate does well. The day before that, Barry Church said the thing that surprised him most about becoming a Cowboy last season was that, despite being a rookie, everyone talked to him and provided a family atmosphere. Some...

Cowboys Redskins 2011 Game 2 - The Return of Jones

This year’s game two rematch between the Tony Romo led Dallas Cowboys and the Rex Grossman led Washington Redskins will only mean something to one team.  And that team is the Dallas Cowboys. The 3-6 Redskins share the NFC East basement with the Nightmare on Broad Street Philadelphia Eagles.  They are a team that is a mess, including Grossman who was benched for several games...

Felix Jones's Role Coming Into Focus

The return of Felix Jones to the Cowboys lineup has created a lot of questions. How will his presence impact DeMarco Murray's role on offense? Who is going to carry the rock in crunch time? Will the offense struggle by trying to use both backs? The Cowboys haven't done a great job of answering those questions this week. There's been hemming and hawing about which...

Cowboys RB Murray 'excited' about return of Jones

Say this for Dallas Cowboys rookie running back DeMarco Murray - he's a team player. Murray reiterated his stance that he's "excited" about the potential return of running back Felix Jones, even if it comes at his own expense. On Sunday, the Cowboys (5-4) face the skidding NFC East rival Washington Redskins (3-6), who have lost five in a row. Murray has flourished...

Cowboys third-string QB Stephen McGee preparing himself for Washington in case backup Jon Kitna (back) isn't ready

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Romo: No Downside To Felix Jones' Return

After missing the past four games with a high ankle sprain, the Dallas Cowboys expect running back Felix Jones to return for the team’s match-up with the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Some have worried that Jones’ return could slow down the production of rookie DeMarco Murray, who emerged as a star in Jones’ absence, but Tony Romo believes that Jones’ presence will only...

Cowboys backup QB Kitna out vs. Redskins with back injury

Cowboys backup quarterback Jon Kitna didn't travel with the Cowboys to Washington D.C. on Saturday, according to published reports.

Romo sees no Cowboys backfield rivalry

IRVING -- DeMarco Murray's impressive showing as the Cowboys' starting running back has some wondering how the backfield will perform now that Felix Jones is healthy. According to Tony Romo, there won't be any problems. "There won't be anything that's going to be a downside," the Cowboys quarterback said Thursday. "Felix is only going to add to...

McGee will serve as backup to Romo Sunday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Stephen McGee will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Tony Romo today after the Cowboys downgraded Jon Kitna from doubtful to out Saturday. The 39-year-old Kitna, who has a back injury, did not travel with the team to Washington. McGee has been active for three of Dallas’ nine games this season but hasn’t taken any snaps. The Texas A&M product played in...

5 Players to Watch For In The Cowboys vs. Redskins Game!

Laurent Robinson: Can he continue the success he has had the past few weeks? With Miles Austin out of the lineup, the Cowboys and Tony Romo have relied a lot on Robinson to make up for the loss of Austin. Robinson came up huge last weekend against the Bills, burning them for 73 yards but most importantly 2 touchdowns. He is giving Romo that 3rd option he was missing the last time...

Bryant lobbying to return punts for Cowboys

The sagging Dallas Cowboys' return game might get a boost from Dez Bryant and Felix Jones.
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