Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the Cowboys are “more hopeful than last week” that running back Felix Jones will be able to play Sunday at Washington. Jones has missed the last four games after suffering a left high ankle sprain midway through the second quarter of the Cowboys’ Oct. 16 loss at New England.
In Jones’ place, rookie DeMarco Murray has rushed for 601 yards over the last four games. Asked what Jones’ role will be once he returns to the field, Garrett said, “We just want to get him back into action. We just want to get him some touches. Don’t have a specific plan for him. What we want to do is have him have a good couple of days here leading up to practice on Wednesday and hopefully he can go out there and practice and we’ll get a chance to see him this week.”