Felix Jones Biography

Blessed with amazing speed & nose for the end zone, Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones has blazed his own path to success.



Felix Jones: High School Legend

Oklahoma has always been one of the top states for high school football and Felix Jones stood out in the talented territory as a freakish athlete and a team leader. Averaging 11.1 yards per carry, Felix Jones burned through defenses his senior year at Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School with over 2,000 yards and an amazing 48 touchdowns. Armed with impeccable speed and surprising durability for a running back, Felix Jones became one of the most sought-after prospects in the country. Felix Jones eventually decided on the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Felix Jones: College Career

Usually a running back of Felix Jones' caliber starts right away in college, but the promising true freshman had a roadblock ahead of him in the form of fellow freshman RB Darren McFadden on the depth chart. Arkansas Razorbacks coach Houston Nutt knew he was blessed to have two great runners in the backfield and would do all in his power to keep both Darren McFadden and Felix Jones on the field. Felix Jones also emerged as the premier kick-return man in the NCAA, and his unmatched vertical speed made him a threat every time he touched the ball.

In an effort to have his two best players on the field at all times, Houston Nutt came up with the "Wildhog" formation. With Darren McFadden at quarterback and Felix Jones at running back, the Wildhog formation allowed the duo of athletes to run all over the competition. With so much focus heaped on Darren McFadden, Felix Jones was often overlooked by defenses, and he always made them pay. Felix Jones averaged 9.1 yards per carry and helped the Arkansas Razorbacks defeat rivals like the LSU Tigers.

Gaining attention with his fantastic kick returns and two-straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons as the second RB on the Arkansas Razorbacks, there was much speculation about the future of Felix Jones. After they completed their junior seasons with a heap of awards, Darren McFadden and Felix Jones again partnered in leaving for the 2008 NFL Draft. Many scouts had Felix Jones ranked behind only Darren McFadden as the best running back in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Felix Jones: 2008 NFL Draft

Felix Jones blew away scouts at the 2008 NFL combine with a blazing 4.47 time in the 40-yard dash and was one of the top athletes in the shuttle run as well. With agility to match his top-end speed, it was obvious that Felix Jones would go high in the 2008 NFL Draft. Former Arkansas Razorbacks player and current Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was known to be targeting either Darren McFadden or Felix Jones. When Felix Jones fell to the Dallas Cowboys in the first round, Jerry Jones did not hesitate to take Felix Jones with the 22nd-overall pick.

Felix Jones: Meets Marion Barber

Fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets were eager to see that Jerry Jones secured a homerun-hitting running back, something the dynamic offense of the Dallas Cowboys was missing. Felix Jones joined Tony Romo, Terrell Owens, and Jason Witten in what had the potential to be one of the best offensive units in the NFL. The biggest advantage that Felix Jones had coming in was the super-sized offensive line of the Dallas Cowboys anchored by the very sasquatch-esque G Leonard Davis.

Felix Jones was most anxious to meet his backfield mate Marion Barber. Marion Barber is the polar opposite of Felix Jones and is a running back that actively seeks out contact. Marion Barber has established himself as the ultimate power back, and his thumping inside weakens defenses as the quarters go on. Felix Jones gives the Dallas Cowboys a new dimension with his outside speed and at the same time pairs well with Marion Barber like a fine wine with a good steak. Fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets looked forward to seeing this backfield duo in action.

Felix Jones: Rookie Magic

Felix Jones wasted little time in making an impact for the Dallas Cowboys. With his first-ever NFL carry, Felix Jones scored a touchdown. In the Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys tickets featured the young Felix Jones again coming up big, this time scoring on a kick return to swing the momentum for the win. The success continued for Felix Jones against the Green Bay Packers as he shattered the dreams of the Pack with a blazing 60-yard touchdown run.

Felix Jones earned a place in the hearts of fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets when he again produced a clutch touchdown, this time against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5 of the NFL season. As a return man and as a lightning to the thunder of Marion Barber, Felix Jones is making his case for the NFL Rookie of the Year award. Averaging 8.9 yards per carry and lighting opponents up in the passing game has shown that Felix Jones deserves all the praise that he receives.

Felix Jones: Injury & Future

Fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets held their breath as Felix Jones went down with a leg injury against the Arizona Cardinals, but the fears were short lived as it was discovered to be a standard hamstring pull. The injury will keep Felix Jones on the shelf for a few weeks, but the speedy back will be ready for action in no time. The ability to come in at the halfway point of the NFL season with fresh legs will also pay dividends for the Dallas Cowboys.

When he returns to the Dallas Cowboys lineup, Felix Jones will find the field to be more wide open and easy to exploit. This is because the Dallas Cowboys made an eleventh-hour trade to the Detroit Lions for All-Pro WR Roy Williams. A minor injury to QB Tony Romo will also mean that the Dallas Cowboys will be looking to run the ball more. With a great offensive line ahead of him, Terrell Owens and Roy Williams to the outside of him, and Marion Barber in the backfield with him, the future looks bright for Felix Jones.

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