IRVING, Texas Felix Jones knew exactly what everyone was saying about him. He opened training camp by failing a conditioning test and then he became the public face of the Dallas Cowboys' embarrassing special teams unit.
But last Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, Jones ran for 92 yards while filling in for an injured DeMarco Murray. He appeared to have a burst that's been missing since he had shoulder surgery this past offseason, especially when he raced 20 yards down the sideline for a touchdown in the first half.
Some players claim they never pay attention to what's being said about them in the media, but Jones told FoxSportsSouthwest.com on Wednesday that he's heard everything. Most of the jabs centered on him appearing overweight, and at least one local radio host claimed to see Skittles falling out of Jones' pants during kick returns. So did the jokes serve as motivation?
"Absolutely. Absolutely!" he said. "I listened to all that stuff, but I tried not to let it get m...