Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/11

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 since Jones suffered a high ankle sprain, rushing for at least 135 yards in three of the four games as a starter.

"I'm very excited," Murray said of sharing carries with Jones. "I have always had to share. It's not new to me. Last year was my only year at Oklahoma where I was the full-time guy. So I'm very excited to get Felix back and very happy he is back."

For his part, Jones is very appreciative of what Murray has done in his absence.

"What he has done is very good, and I just have to make sure I am healthy when I get out there," Jones said. "He's doing a great job. He's handling the position very well, and I just want to be out there and performing at the level where I know I can do good and not worry about ankles and how it feels."

The 22nd overall pick of the 2008 draft, Jones has rushed 63 times for 253 yards and a touchdown in five games this season.

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