Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones: Four Reasons He Should Start

May 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Before we dive into the reasons that Felix Jones should (and will) be the starter in 2010, we must first note that the title of “starter” is rather inconsequential.  Nearly every NFL team utilizes two, and often three, running backs nowadays, with the starter sometimes not even receiving the most touches.
Thus, what is essential to the success of Dallas' offense is not that Felix Jones starts (although we do think that is important), but rather that he receives the lion’s share of the touches among running backs.
Nonetheless, starting Jones brings obvious advantages, four of which we have listed below.
1.  Utilizing Felix Jones early would save Marion Barber for fourth quarter duties
Again, Barber’s efficiency in the fourth quarter has less to do with whether or not he started, and more to do with his overall touches. In his career, Barber has averaged just 2.8 yards-per-carry on all rushes after his 20th of the gam...

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