As bad as Felix Jones has looked this season, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks it’s crazy to think about releasing the former first round pick.
Owner Jerry Jones defended the running back after a slow training camp, saying it was ridiculous to even consider cutting the former first round pick.
Jones said on his radio show on 105.3 FM Tuesday morning that he feels the same way now.
“Yes I do. Because I do.” a terse Jones said. “I feel like we are in good shape. That’s it on that move on.”
Even though Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett would like to replace Jones as their kick returner, Jones won’t let him.
And even though coach Jason Garrett said the team may consider looking at other options on kickoff returns, the owner said no change will be made there either. Felix Jones is averaging a career low on kickoff returns in 2012.
“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 needs to at listen to his head coach and find a new guy to take over as their kick returner.