RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle running back Julius Jones will start on the road against Dallas in the Thanksgiving Day game, four days after being benched.
Coach Mike Holmgren says he expects Jones to be motivated to play against his former team. Jones was dumped by Dallas last season before he became a free agent.
This season, Jones has 637 yards rushing and two touchdowns in 11 games, including nine starts. Jones was a starter while Maurice Morris missed three games with a sprained knee early in the season.
Holmgren has said he would use both backs throughout the season. Morris gave Seattle its first 100-yard rushing day since Week 3 in last weekend's loss to Washington.
Morris has 278 yards rushing in eight games, including two starts.
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