Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com put together a very good argument as to why the Cowboys could end up re-signing running back Felix Jones who’s scheduled to become a free agent next month.
One of the points Watkins made was that Jones will likely not get the big offer he’s looking for in free agency because of issues involving his durability.
Also the Cowboys have a lot of needs throughout the roster. It would be smart to bring Jones back on a one-year deal and allow him to back up DeMarco Murray who’s had trouble staying healthy himself.
Jones only turns 26 in May, so he still has a few more good years left in him and he understands the Cowboys’ offense better than anyone they could bring in through the draft or free agency.
One last point that I just thought of is that the Cowboys don’t have the money to sign a top of the line back up running back, since they’re currently $20 million over the cap.