Chip Kelly has a new toy to play with in his offense this season. After searching for key skill position players to fill out the roster, the Philadelphia Eagles have reached a one-year agreement with former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones.
Former Cowboys running back Felix Jones reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 14, 2013
A former first-round draft pick for the Cowboys backs in 2008, Jones spent his entire career in Dallas before losing the starting job to DeMarco Murray after suffering an injury in 2011. Jones then missed the entire 2012 season with an injury and it was this injury that likely meant the end of him with the Cowboys.
But while his Cowboys career is over, Jones’ NFL career continues in the NFC East with Chip Kelly’s Eagles squad. The curtains are still up when it comes to what Kelly’s offense will look like, but one thing we all assume is he’ll need speedy skill players to make it work. Jones fits the bill in the regard and his gig with the Eagles will give him a chance to make the Cowboys pay twice a year for letting him go.
The deal is just for one season which gives Jones even more motivation to perform at a high level in 2013 as a nice contract could be waiting for him at the end of the season if he excels with his new team.