When the Dallas Cowboys drafted Joseph Randle in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they likely said goodbye to Felix Jones. Up to this point in the offseason, Jones hasn’t garnered much interest in the free agent market, but it appears that time has come to an end.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Felix Jones worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. There is no word on whether the Eagles will sign Jones but it would be interesting to see Jones in an Eagles uniform.
Jones vastly underachieved during his time in Dallas after being drafted in the first round of the 2008 draft and failing to stay healthy during any of his five seasons. Jones certainly showed flashes of greatness, especially during the 2009 season, but he never developed into the big-time threat every Cowboys fan wished we would be. Ironically it was against the Eagles where he made his biggest play, a 73-yard touchdown run in a playoff game against the Eagles. A play on which Doug Free also made his best play as a Cowboy, rushing all the way down the field to pave the way for Jones.
It’s never fun to see a former player sign with a rival team but I doubt the move would make a ripple with the Cowboys since they don’t want Jones back. Jones wouldn’t be missed by Cowboys fans and they’ll probably laugh at the Eagles for picking up the injury prone player, so it probably doesn’t mean much if he does sign with Philly.
The Eagles already have LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown to handle most of the duties for the Eagles backfield so it’s unclear just how much playing time Jones would have. Either way, Cowboys fans will shrug off Jones if he signs in Philadelphia.
It may even garner a laugh or two.