Found September 19, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

With Felix Jones struggling to hold on to the football during the Cowboys’ loss on Sunday, head coach Jason Garrett made it clear that taking care of the football is very important.

“Line 1 in returning the football in the NFL for me is ball security,” Garrett said.

Garrett admits they’re always looking for other guys to step up and return kicks.

“Well, we’re always looking at personnel, to be honest with you, and when you make a play like that, you look hard again at that and what the alternatives are,” Garrett said. “You’ve heard me say up here a lot that you have to have a lot of returner options, because they get taken away from you. And OK, who’s the next guy up? Who can catch this kickoff? Who can catch this punt? So we have a few different guys working at that, and we’ll evaluate that again this week.”

Garrett reiterated how important a good return is.

“You want to have great returns,” Garrett said. “You want to have big plays. You want to have a good drive-start, all of those things.”


Felix Jones will continue to return kickoffs

IRVING Jason Garrett said Wednesday that Felix Jones will continue to return kickoffs for the Cowboys. Despite Jones fumbling the opening kickoff last Sunday in Seattle and showcasing little ability to make defenders miss, the Cowboys coach defended his primary kick returner on Wednesday. "Felix has been such a good player for us," Garrett said. "He's coming...

Cowboys still committed to faltering Felix Jones

Felix Jones fumbled away the opening kickoff, then tripped while running alone after a short catch on the final play for the Dallas Cowboys. Those were the bookend plays in the previous game for the former first-round draft pick who has only one rushing attempt for no gain so far this season. While Jones isn't having the kind of explosive plays the Cowboys want to see, coach...

NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys Ready To Move On From Felix Jones?

The Dallas Cowboys feel that they have given Felix Jones plenty of chances to succeed. He was handed the starting role as running back and given plenty of opportunities to show that he can be a lead back and receiver out of the backfield. Dallas also even decided to try Jones as a kick returner to show his explosiveness on a regular basis. But after another costly turnover by Jones...

Kick returner position causing quite a stir for Dallas Cowboys

These days, just saying the words "Felix Jones" around a Dallas Cowboys fan might be enough to cause an aneurysm. Felix's struggles in the 2012 season have been well documented, but let's take a moment to recap. First, Felix showed up to camp out of shape and failed the initial team conditioning test. After that, we were fed report after report of Felix looking...

Jerry Jones says it’s “ridiculous” to think about curring Felix Jones

As bad as Felix Jones has looked this season, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks it’s crazy to think about releasing the former first round pick. Owner Jerry Jones defended the running back after a slow training camp, saying it was ridiculous to even consider cutting the former first round pick. Jones said on his radio show on 105.3 FM Tuesday morning that he feels the same...

Seahawks beat Cowboys down and that beats me down

Cowboys fumble another one Some may have seen an upset in the offing in the great Northwest. Before Sunday, somewhere a column or blog heading may have read, “Seahawks Beat Cowboys.” I doubt it. but maybe. But did anyone see that coming? Did anyone see the Cowboys completely dismantled and destroyed by that bunch? Sure, the Seahawks are a different team at home...

Sean Lee's intensity matches his passion

IRVING Jason Garrett said Wednesday that Sean Lee's intensity reminds him of some of the past middle linebackers in the NFL. Garrett said that with those players, "you almost feel like they have a little bit of a screw loose." Lee laughed when he was informed that Garrett made that comment. "I don't think I have a screw loose," Lee said. "I think...

Decoding Garrett: Out of Balance And Out of Sorts

There is no question that this game was going to be a fantastic test for the offense when the special teams portion of the squad put the Cowboys in a tremendous hole. Any time special teams concedes 10 points before anyone has broken a sweat, then the tendency will be for the offense to scrap their entire game plan and turn the game into a 55-minute version of the 2-minute drill...

No 'Rainbow Stew' for Cowboys in Seattle

SEATTLE A couple of days ago, as his then-1-0 team prepared for Sunday's roadie at Seattle, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tried to explain how to find a balance between the joy of winning and the folly of over-celebrating. So he paraphrased an old Merle Haggard tune. "We're not just drinkin' that sweet Bubble-Up an eatin' that Rainbow Stew!'' Jones...

Cowboys .500 team again after 2 different games

Just like that, the Dallas Cowboys are a .500 team again. While it's only two games into the season, there was a long list of mistakes in their loss at Seattle. In a year that they have insisted has to be different after being distinctly average for so long, the Cowboys are 1-1. After opening the season by winning on the road against the defending Super Bowl champion New York...
Cowboys News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.