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Cowboys deny shopping RB Felix Jones

In 2010, the Dallas Cowboys' leading rushers were Felix Jones (800 yards), Marion Barber (374) and Tashard Choice (243). Choice is off the roster, Barber's out of football and Jones' future in Dallas is anything but certain.

Coach Jason Garrett has referred to the 24-year-old Jones as a "complementary" piece in the backfield, according to ESPN.com, which reported that Dallas spoke internally about trading the four-year veteran.

When the Fort Worth Star-Telegram texted the Cowboys to ask about the report, a flurry of texts came back from various sources declaring "no," "not at all," and "Hell No! Totally Inaccurate." (This final, emphatic text came straight from the front office, according to the newspaper.)

ESPN included Jones on a hot list of five Cowboys -- along with Kenyon Coleman, Marcus Spears, Phil Costa and Kevin Ogletree -- who might be shown the door depending on where Dallas goes in the draft.

DeMarco Murray's 897 yards in just seven starts all but sealed Jones' fate as a starter last season.

Murray's debut -- 25 rushes for 253 yards against the St. Louis Rams in Week 6 -- moved Dallas from 29th to 13th in the league in rushing -- in one game. Owner Jerry Jones gushed over the rookie and a fair amount of time was spent debating who should take the majority of the carries in Dallas -- a debate that continues, according to the team.

It's a situation we'll follow closely in Big D.

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