Felix Jones
All-American college football player, professional football player, running back, kick returner
Felix Jones
Felix Jones, Jr. is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football at the University of Arkansas, he was drafted by the Cowboys 22nd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has developed the nickname of "Felix the Cat" for his quick movements and speed.
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Steelers Prove How Much They Suck Going 0-3 in 40-23 Loss to Bears
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-3. It's the first time they've been 0-3 since 2000. I knew this season was going to be bad, but I honestly had no idea it'd be this bad. Let's just say the Steelers are not the ones who knock. This week, they were the only team in the AFC North to lose. They're the only winless team in the AFC North. After these last few displays of mediocrity from the Steelers, preseason included, it really wasn't all that shocking that they weren't able to pull it together and defy all the odds, even with a surge of momentum during the last half of the game. They finally looked like their old selves for those few precious minutes, with the offense and defense seemingly finally figuring it out at last, and that tiny ray of hope was more frustrating than anything after enduring three straight losses so far. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for over 400 yards (he went 26 of 41 for 406) yet still couldn't put together that old magic to win the game. Turnovers (there w ...
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The Huddle Daily: Latest news from training camps
USA Today - over 3 years
Steelers acquire Felix Jones to bolster RB depth; Patriots examine their WR options.
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Steelers acquire RB Felix Jones from Eagles
Bradenton - over 3 years
The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their injury-plagued backfield on Friday, acquiring running back Felix Jones from Philadelphia for linebacker Adrian Robinson. Click to Continue »
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McClain ranks top NFL free agents
Houston Chronicle - almost 4 years
With the start of free agency, Patriots receiver Wes Welker could end up on another team.(Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) The top free agents at each position, including those who have been released and can sign any time and those whose contracts expire at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday when free agency begins. Free agents who have been released appear with the team that waived them: OFFENSE Quarterbacks 1. Jason Campbell, Bears 2. Derek Anderson, Panthers 3. Byron Leftwich, Steelers 4. Drew Stanton, Colts 5. Chase Daniel, Saints Notables: Brady Quinn, Chiefs; David Carr, Giants; David Garrard, no team; Vince Young, no team; Josh Johnson, Browns; Tyler Thigpen, Bills; Josh McCown, Bears. Running backs 1. Steven Jackson, Rams 2. Michael Turner, Falcons 3. Reggie Bush, Dolphins 4. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants 5. Shonn Greene, Jets Notables: Felix Jones, Cowboys; Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers; Rashad Jennings, Jaguars; Cedric Benson, Packers. Receivers 1. Mike Wallace, Steeler ...
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Barbara Bruno: NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 13 Contest
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
Without trying to sound superstitious, some NFL favorites should tread softly, lest the upset demons bring them foul luck in Week 13. Those of us with pride on the line in the office pool must remember NFL picking rule No. 1: when in doubt, go with the underdog. For those curious readers investigating my record, I currently stand atop the pool in my corner of the world with a 70.5 percent success rate on straight wins and 58 percent accuracy when points are included in the equation. Thursday Night Football New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons. QB Matt Ryan has not lost a game in the Georgia Dome since October 9th 2011*. Despite a 10-1 record, it's hard to feel completely confident with these Dirty Birds. The high-percentage passing game seems to suit Ryan and new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan inarguably has his squad playing its toughest D in recent memory. The Falcons keep winning, usually behind some fourth-quarter heroics by MVP-candidate No. 2. Except agai ...
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Murray doubtful, Jones questionable for Cowboys
Fox News - over 4 years
The Dallas Cowboys could be without their top two running backs for their Thanksgiving Day clash with the Washington Redskins, with both DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones battling injuries that has both player's status for Thursday's tilt in question.Murray appears destined to miss a sixth consecutive game with a sprained left foot the second-year pro suffered against Baltimore on Oct
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Barbara Bruno: NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 8 Contest
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
From the young guns on Thursday to the masters of quarterbacking on Sunday night, from Arrowhead to Lambeau to London -- Week 8 of the NFL season guarantees a few upsets fueled by desperation, injuries or misplaced complacence. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings. Tampa Bay showed fortitude in their game last Sunday as Josh Freeman passed for 420 yards! Okay, it was against the Saints. The third-year QB and WR Vincent Jackson have begun to click and the wideout came down with 216 yards and a score. The Bucs have scored almost 30 points per contest in their last three weeks. Usually when you put up 513 yards of offense and hold opposing rushers to 81 yards, you win. As for the Bucs D, Ronde Barber intercepted Drew Brees early -- and then the record-setter scored four times. What can you do? Adrian Peterson had one of his trademark "you've got to be kidding me" touchdown runs in Week 7. Arizona has a decent defense and Peterson put up 153 yards against them, frequent ...
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Patience pays off for Felix Jones, who is finally a 1st option again for Dallas Cowboys
Fox News - over 4 years
Felix Jones finally gets a chance to be the first option again for the Dallas Cowboys.
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Cowboys Dominate Stats But Still Lose
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
BALTIMORE -- The Dallas Cowboys had every reason to be proud. They amassed 481 yards, including 227 on the ground – more than any team had ever run for against the Baltimore Ravens. Dallas held the ball for more than 40 minutes, reached a season high in points and totaled 30 first downs. It would have been a Sunday worth celebrating. Except for the final score: Ravens 31, Cowboys 29. Jacoby Jones tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return, and Baltimore won its 14th straight at home by holding off two Dallas threats in the final minute. "I am sick about losing this game," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "This is a very tough place to play. We made our share of mistakes, but I thought we had a shot to win at the end." They sure did. After Dez Bryant scored on a 4-yard pass from Tony Romo with 32 seconds left to make it 31-29, the 2-point conversion pass zipped through the arms of the diving Bryant in the front left corner of the end zone. Dall ...
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Cowboys' Comeback Falls Short
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
BALTIMORE — Eight yards deep in the end zone when he caught the kickoff, Jacoby Jones had an instant to decide: take a knee or run. He ran – all the way into the record book. "You know when you get that itch? I wanted to scratch it," Jones said. "So I took it." Jones tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return, and the Baltimore Ravens held off the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 Sunday for their 14th straight regular-season home win. The Cowboys amassed 481 yards against a crippled Baltimore defense and held the ball for more than 40 minutes. Dallas totaled 227 yards rushing, the most against the Ravens since the franchise arrived in Baltimore in 1996. It wasn't enough. Jones' return put the Ravens (5-1) ahead 24-13 in the third quarter, and Dallas (2-3) never got even against a defense that lost cornerbacks Lardarius Webb (right knee) and Jimmy Smith (lower leg strain), along with middle linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps). Webb could have an ACL tear, coach J ...
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'The League' Sneak: Could Ruxin Win The Shiva Bowl Again?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It's football season, which can only mean one thing: "The League" is back (Season 4 premieres Thurs., Oct. 11, 10:30 p.m. ET on FX). We've got an exclusive sneak peek at the Season 4 premiere, "Training Camp," which recreates the excitement of NFL draft day with some very fun cameos, including Robert Griffin III (Washington Redskins), Trent Richardson (Cleveland Browns) and Matt Kalil (Minnesota Vikings), as well as NFL Network anchor and draft host Rich Eisen. Felix Jones, Brandon Carr, Jason Witten, Jay Ratliff, DeSean Jackson and Jerry Jones also make cameos. In this scene, Griffin has just been picked and Ruxin (Nick Kroll) is there to officially welcome him to his team: Team Pete Top/Kevin Bottom, of course. "All the hard work's definitely paid off. Those days of protein shakes and bad gas landed me on Team Ruxin," Griffin says. "I think Pete Top/Kevin Bottom could definitely win the Shiva Bowl." Watch the clip and tell us: Are you excited to join "The League" ...
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Cowboys still committed to faltering Felix Jones
Fox News - over 4 years
Felix Jones fumbled away the opening kickoff, then tripped while running alone after a short catch on the final play for the Dallas Cowboys.
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Cowboys .500 team again after 2 different games
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Cowboys .500 team again after 2 different games Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:53 p.m., Monday, September 17, 2012 The team that opened the season by winning on the road against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, or the team that seemed so listless in Seattle in a 27-7 loss? The Cowboys were down 10-0 less than 5 minutes into Sunday's game after Felix Jones fumbled away the opening kickoff and Seattle returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. There also was an early interception thrown by Tony Romo right to a defender, and several dropped passes by usually reliable tight end Jason Witten. [...] the production varied greatly from the opener to game two for running back DeMarco Murray (131 yards rushing to 44) and receiver Kevin Ogletree (eight catches, 114 yards and two TDs to one catch for 26 yards). T ...
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The People's Champion Fantasy Draft Results
Daily Norseman - over 4 years
The results from The People's Champion fantasy draft are listed below. In my insanity I created this MONSTER of a fantasy league. I had to create a league that was a BEAST! Just like The People's Champion! Jim Kleinsasser outrunning NDSU defense (via PilotC150) This is a big boy league. You have to put your pants on to participate. I am not a fan of having 8 starters or so (including a defense and a kicker) and then a few bench spots. That is too easy. Having to draft 2nd and 3rd string WRs and RBs really tests your knowledge of players in the league. I also do not like having much of a bench. I prefer none at all to be honest. I hate it when you have a player on the bench go "busty" during a week but you miss out on those points. That is lame IMO. If you were smart enough to draft somebody then you should reap the rewards. Otherwise it is pure luck. I think it went very well too. Each pick was 45 seconds so it did not take that long at al ...
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Top Fantasy Football Players 2012: Biggest Injury Risks Among Top 3 Rounds
Bleacher Report - over 4 years
As short as the shelf life is on an NFL running back these days, it's hard to imagine them being effective for an extended period of time. The same goes for fantasy, where a two-running back system might be great for health, but it makes for a confusing fantasy situation.  This season, grabbing a quality running back seems harder and harder to accomplish. Who is taking carries away from your guy on the goal line? What kind of injury concerns are there? Can I get someone of equal value in a later round? Running backs will always have the most injury risk because of the beating they take. However, there are several other players in early rounds that have just as much potential to end up on your IR by the time you really need them—the playoffs. These guys are ones you should shy away from in the early rounds. Let your buddy think he pulled a fast one, until he finds himself out of options late in the season. Andre Johnson, HOU WR The big-time receiver was never really himself in 2011 ...
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Barbara Bruno: 2012 NFL Season Preview: The NFC East
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
The New York Giants have a paper-thin secondary, the Dallas Cowboys have no healthy ball-catchers, while the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins have shiny new quarterbacks. New York Giants The 2011 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants won it all despite a 9-7 record and a suspect running game. Tom Coughlin's iron will kept the team together and Eli Manning's playoff magic put them over the top. 2011 Wrap-up: Big Blue's D-line prevailed over Tom Brady in the Super Bowl. Again. Jason Pierre-Paul emerged as a super-star with 16.5 sacks. Rushers Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw may not have had gaudy stats, but no one outside of a fantasy cave took them lightly. New York signed Super Bowl hero LB Chase Blackburn right off his couch in midseason. The G-men finished the championship without a single healthy TE. Miracle-catch Mario Manningham is in San Francisco with RB Jacobs. The injured O-line shuffled constantly, but managed to protect No. 10 well e ...
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T.O > Tuna LOLboys?
Bleeding Green Nation - almost 5 years
Check out the guys that were drafted under Tuna Terrance Newman (Yes, he was really good at one point) Jason Witten -- All Pro Jay Ratliff (In he 7th mind you) DeMarcus Ware Chris Canty Marcus Spears Kevin Burnett Marion Barber Yes I realize some of these guys are terrible now, but at one point they contributed at a high level see: Marion Barber, Jay Ratliff, etc. In this was just in 3 years worth of drafting -- 3 all pros. He had his misses just like everyone else...But look at what the Cowboys have drafted SINCE 2007 -- Doug Free -- Anthony Spencer -- Felix Jones -- Martellus Bennett -- Mike Jenkins -- Sean Lee -- Dez Bryant -- Tyron Smith -- DeMarco Murray That's from 2007-2010.. I see absolutely 0 all pros, a couple of pro bowlers, but at the same time, both Jenkins and Doug Free regressed in a big way since their pro bowl appearances. The only consistent player that's really good I see on there is Sean Lee and I do think ...
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Dallas Cowboys: Draft thoughts by position
isports web - almost 5 years
The Cowboys were busy in free agency and I would expect them to sign a few more players before everything is said and done with. The Cowboys took care of their seemingly top issues with signing two guards and Brandon Carr to replace Terrance Newman but that does not mean they will draft a player at those positions either. So based on based on these recent signings, here is a list of the needs in order from least need to greatest and by position then broken down by early and late round prospects. Special teams: The problem for Dallas is Matt McBriar is coming off another injury and they already have a guy on the roster that has some NFL experience. That with two kickers, one who did really well this past season and another who is expected to be even better, makes Special Teams the least of all the needs for Dallas. They tried last season to replace the long snapper J.P. L but that did not work out so outside of that position the only other draftable one is punter. Dallas would norma ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Felix Jones
  • 2013
    Age 25
    On May 14, 2013, Jones signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles who were looking for him to backup LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown.
    More Details Hide Details After being passed on the depth chart by Chris Polk, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for linebacker Adrian Robinson on August 23. The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired Jones for depth purposes, while rookie Le'Veon Bell was recovering from a mid-foot sprain. He was named the starting back in week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals rushing for 37 yards on 10 carries. He lost the starter role the next week against the Chicago Bears, where he had 7 carries for 34 yards and was benched after a costly third quarter fumble. He was not re-signed at the end of the year. After not playing football for a year, Jones participated in the first NFL Veteran Combine.
  • 2012
    Age 24
    Jones missed the entire 2012 offseason workouts because of shoulder surgery and failed the conditioning test at the start of training camp.
    More Details Hide Details Used in a change-of-pace back role, his best game came against the eventual Super Bowl champions the Baltimore Ravens, when he replaced an injured Murray and finished with 18 carries for 92 yards and one touchdown. After playing in all 16 games and having 7 starts, he battled through knee injuries to finish with 664 yards from scrimmage and a career-worst 3.5 yards average per carry. The Cowboys decided not to re-sign Jones after the season, making him a free agent. During his 5 years with the team he registered 2,728 rushing yards, with a 4.8 yards average and 11 touchdowns, while also adding 1,062 receiving yards with 3 touchdowns.
  • 2011
    Age 23
    In 2011 after Barber was released by the Cowboys, the expectation was that Jones would be the primary running back.
    More Details Hide Details He also slimmed down into the 210-215 pounds range, in order to regain some of the explosiveness he lost in the previous year. After suffering a left high ankle sprain in the fifth game of the season against the New England Patriots, the four games he missed gave rookie DeMarco Murray the opportunity to earn the starter position. Against the New York Giants, Murray was lost for the year when he broke his ankle in the first quarter, giving Jones a chance to rush for 106 yards and have 6 receptions for 31 yards. He rushed for 108 yards on 22 carries, and added 3 receptions for 23 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He finished the year with 585 rushing yards on 127 carries (4.6 average) and 33 receptions for 221 yards.
  • 2010
    Age 22
    In 2010, he bulked up to 225 pounds in order to improve his durability and was officially moved to the top of the depth chart at running back.
    More Details Hide Details He rushed for 109 yards on 15 carries against the Tennessee Titans, for his first 100-yard game. He played in all 16 games for the first time in his career, starting seven games together or in place of Barber and leading the team with 800 rush yards on 185 carries (4.3 yards average) and a touchdown. Against the New York Giants he had the longest reception in his career (71 yards).
  • 2008
    Age 20
    Looking to acquire a running back that could complement the bruising style of starter Marion Barber III, the Dallas Cowboys drafted Jones in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft (22nd overall), passing on other running backs like Rashard Mendenhall, Chris Johnson, Matt Forté, Ray Rice and Jamaal Charles.
    More Details Hide Details The decision process for his selection was captured in the fourth season (2008) of HBO's Hard Knocks series. He signed a professional contract on July 26 for $10.53 million, with $7.67 million guaranteed, including a $3.57 million signing bonus. The expectations were high in his rookie season, on his first rushing attempt in the NFL Jones ran for an 11-yard touchdown in the third quarter of a 28–10 victory over the Cleveland Browns. On September 15, during a Monday Night Football game versus the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter of a 41–37 win, which earned him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. In his third professional game, Jones ran for a 60-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on November 21. In Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals, Jones tore his left hamstring. During his recovery process he also suffered a torn ligament in his left toe and was placed on the injured reserve list on November 20. In his first year he displayed an explosiveness that was difficult to defend for opposing teams.
    After being hired as the Razorbacks' head coach, Bobby Petrino stated that Jones was his "highest recruiting target" and soon met with Jones to discuss his future with Arkansas. However, Jones decided to forgo his senior season to enter the 2008 NFL Draft where numerous publications projected him to be taken in the first or second round.
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  • 2007
    Age 19
    Jones also had 13 receptions for 111 yards. 2007 marked the second straight year that Jones and McFadden have each eclipsed the 1,000 yards rushing in a season.
    More Details Hide Details The 2007 Razorbacks finished 8-4 before losing to Missouri in the January 1, 2008 Cotton Bowl Classic. Jones was named to the first-team All-SEC squad as a kick returner, and the second-team All-SEC as a running back. He was also named an All-American kick returner.
  • 2006
    Age 18
    In the 2006 season, Jones rushed for 1,168 yards and scored 6 touchdowns on 154 carries, and averaged 8.7 yards per carry.
    More Details Hide Details He was also an all-American kickoff returner and had one touchdown on a 100-yard kickoff return against Ole Miss, and caught 15 passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns. Jones alongside McFadden and Peyton Hillis, it was the first time in University of Arkansas history that two different running backs rushed for more than 1,000 yards in the same season. Jones was a first-team All-SEC by the conference's coaches, and second-team All-SEC by the media. That team finished 10-4 and won the SEC Western Division title. Jones finished with 123 carries for 1,162 yards and 11 touchdowns, while averaging 9.1 yards per carry, leading the nation. In addition, he led the Southeastern Conference in kickoff returns with 18 for 564 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 31.3 yards per return.
  • 1987
    Born on May 8, 1987.
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