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Cowboys RB Jones returns to practice after high ankle sprain

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is anxious to see rookie DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones in the backfield together. He might get that wish sooner rather than later.

Jones practiced with the Cowboys on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain on Oct. 16 against the New England Patriots, according to the team's official website. He had missed four full weeks of practices.

The Cowboys survived Jones' absence thanks to Murray, who emerged as a legitimate threat with 674 yards rushing and three 100-yard games in the four-week span.

While Jerry Jones has taken great caution to avoid anointing Murray as the starter, Felix Jones said he isn't worried about his role.

“Really, I’m just worried about being back on the field,” Felix Jones said. “That’s the first thing. Once that happens, we’ll start talking about what’s going on, on the field. Right now I’m just worried about my health and getting on the field. But DeMarco has done a great job the last few weeks.”

Jones likely won't be up to full speed out of the gate, but along with Murray and Phillip Tanner, the Cowboys will soon have plenty of options.

Also missing from practice Wednesday were the Cowboys starting guards -- Kyle Kosier (foot) and Montrae Holland (illness) -- as well as wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) and cornerback Mike Jenkins (hamstring).

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