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Jerry Stands Behind Felix Jones

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After showing up to camp out of shape and fumbling away the opening kickoff against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, the Felix Jones fan club is dwindling fast in Dallas.

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However, there's still at least one member, and he's the only one that really counts.

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In a radio interview on Tuesday morning, Cowboys owner/GM/assistant head coach/PR spokesman Jerry Jones re-affirmed his confidence in Felix:

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"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."

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Here's how much confidence the Dallas coaching staff has in Felix: he has 1 carry for 1 yard so far in 2012.

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He was taken two spots ahead of Chris Johnson in the 2008 NFL Draft. That definitely has no weight in Jerry's decision-making process.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.