Found October 18, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
New-orleans-saints-dallas
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 stu...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Felix Jones finally 1st option again for Cowboys

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Felix Jones finally gets a chance to be the first option again for the Dallas Cowboys. The fifth-year running back and former first-round pick certainly had to be patient. He had only three carries in the first four games this season. With DeMarco Murray out because of a sprained left foot, Jones is set to start...

Jason Garrett says Dez Bryant is growing and getting better

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett feels like wide receiver Dez Bryant has been getting better each week.“We’ll learn from that particular play, but he has a tremendous competitive spirit,” coach Jason Garrett said, via ESPNDallas.com. “Anybody who watches football and knows anything about it – or even if you don’t know anything about it – and you watch that guy...

Jason Witten: “I don’t believe in moral victories”

They don’t come any tougher than Jason Wiiten of the Dallas Cowboys. He goes across them middle fearlessly, he’s a fullback lead blocker, and he’s the portrait of a Dallas Cowboy. Witten injured his spleen in preseason and while it has ended many of a career, there was Witten on opening day. So when Witten speaks, Cowboys’ fans listen.  Witten isn’t happy about the Cowboys...

Dez Bryant misses practice

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant missed practice on Friday and has been listed as questionable foe Sunday’s game against the Pamthers.If Bryant can’t play, Kevin Ogletree will start in his place.

Cowboys not passing test through five weeks

IRVING, Texas The evidence keeps rolling in: The gap between the intellect of "teacher" Jason Garrett and the education of his "students" is massive especially when the pop quizzes that need to be passed are represented by Dallas Cowboys opportunities in opponents' territory. Jimmy Johnson, a Garrett mentor, used to say, "You don't need to be nervous...

DeMarco Murray moving around on a scooter

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has been moving around with a scooter. He told Werder that he’s doing it because he can, not because he has to.I honestly don’t believe Murray. I’m sure anyone with a torn ligament in their foot wouldn’t want to walk. Murray is clearly try to play down his injury.

Witten: 'Get out of here' if you don't believe

IRVING, Texas Jerry Jones said Tuesday during his weekly radio interview that the Cowboys are evolving into a championship contender. That statement came only two days after a 31-29 loss in Baltimore that dropped Dallas to 2-3. Jones continues to reference the New York Giants' run to a Super Bowl last season after starting 6-6 and winning the NFC East with a 9-7 record. Although...

Jerry Jones thinks the Cowboys Can win the Super Bowl this year

Because it is Jerry Jones everyone will roll their eyes, but what he is saying is correct. Here is the quote courtesy of Pro Football Talk. “We’ve got to have some wins to make sure we’re in the hunt, but I keep pointing out we’re fresh off a world champion [Giants] that won nine of 16 ballgames last year,” Jones said. “We know you want your team as healthy and as in...

Cowboys need more plays from defense

When we look at splash plays every week, we are looking for 2 in particular that are extra special. We are not here to thumb our noses at pressures or run stuffs, but it sure seems that the name of the game is really sacks and takeaways. We especially love DeMarcus Ware's strip-sack the best, as it accomplishes both. But with a 2-3 record and another game with no takeaways,...

Romo explains final play in Sunday's game

Tony Romo isn't the type of quarterback to call out his teammates, even if he thought they did something incorrectly. Following what was the final offensive play the Cowboys ran Sunday in Baltimore, wide receivers Kevin Ogletree and Miles Austin jogged back to the line of scrimmage despite a running clock, likely costing their team an extra play that could've improved the...

Stat Pack: Dallas Cowboys America’s (Dumbest) Team; Philip Rivers Epic Choke Job

Podcaster Adam Dobrowolski pours an intoxicating six-pack of CHFFs: Dallas proved it’s America’s dumbest team; Matt Ryan has plenty to prove; time for Andy Reid to go; Patriots need to reassess offensive strategy; Chargers epic choke job and much more.

Dallas Cowboys at Carolina Panthers NFL Week 7 Preview

G.J. McCarthy / Staff Photographer Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  No matter what the odds are, Dallas for some reason can never finish a game to save their lives. Eventually they have to come through or soon there will be major changes with their coaching staff and perhaps the starting quarterback as well. There have already been rumors about the Cowboys...
NFL 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
Help
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.