Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 11/18/11

CHARLOTTE, NC - 2009: Tony Fiammetta of the Carolina Panthers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by NFL Photos)
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
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