While head coach Jason Garrett was optimistic that RB Felix Jones would practice this week, the Arkansas product sat out of practice Wednesday while rehabbing from a high-ankle sprain he suffered on Oct. 16 against the New England Patriots.
It typically takes three-to-four weeks to recover from that type of injury, which would put Jones in line to return to the field either against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday or on Nov. 20 against the Washington Redskins.
But while the 5'10 220 speedster started the Cowboys first five games of the season, the running back situation has changed drastically in his absence.
Former backup Tashard Choice was cut, while Oklahoma rookie DeMarco Murray has taken control of the position, rushing for 466 yards and 1 TD on 55 carries in the last three games. In five games this year, Jones rushed for 253 yards on 60 carries without a TD.
So far, Dallas has issued no word on Jones' availability for the Bills game or how the team will split carries when he returns to the field.