There have been suggestions and reports that the Dallas Cowboys should not only reduce running back Felix Jones' role with the team, but that they should just flat-out cut him.

Jones is struggling after missing most of the off-season and early part of training camp after recovering from shoulder surgery.

Jones has one carry in two games, and fumbled the opening kickoff against the Seattle Seahawks last week. The notion that Jones is a bust after five seasons in Dallas is picking up steam lately.

Team owner Jerry Jones let it be known that cutting Felix is a “ridiculous” idea.

“Yes I do. Because I do,” Jones told the Star-Telegram. “I feel like we are in good shape. That’s it on that move on.”

Jones also let it be known that there will be no change that will take place on special teams either.

“I don’t know about that,” Jones said. “I think we saw him be quick at practice last week. I think we need to give him a little more room out there. Felix has returned a lot of kickoffs in his time – All-American twice in college as a kickoff returner. We have over the years been reluctant to use him as a kickoff returner because we didn’t want to risk injury, but we’ve decided this year to use him as a kickoff returner. He should be a great asset for us. That’s the way it remains.”

Jones is blessed to somehow despite his mediocre play be a favorite of owner Jerry Jones. I think Jerry also recognizes that at some point he will need Felix.

For the Cowboys' sake, I hope Felix Jones gets into some kind of shape soon.

Glenn Erby is a NFL writer for FootBasket. He also owns the NFL blog, Tha Cover 2. You can read more about him over there. Follow him on Twitter @thacover2.


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