RB Jones driven by doubters
Julius Jones has already overcome many obstacles, but Bill Parcells is presenting him with a new challenge.
Last season, Jones was limited to just eight games after breaking his left shoulder blade in the Cowboys' 19-12 win against Cleveland in Week 2. In the seven games Jones played after returning, (Weeks 11-17), he rushed for 803 yards on 192 carries and seven TDs. Project those numbers over a 16-game season and you have 1,835 yards on 439 carries.
Jones' highlight reel got a real boost the moment he returned from his injury. Who can forget the three straight games of 30-plus carries, culminating in his Monday Night Football debut at Seattle? Against the Seahawks, Jones ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries. Dallas won 43-39.
Going into that game Jones told me, "I have something to prove every time I go out there, and I just keep that chip on my shoulder to motivate me."
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