Four days after being benched, Jones gets start vs. Cowboys

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle running back Julius Jones will start on the road against Dallas in the Thanksgiving Day game, four days after being benched.

Julius Jones, RB
Seattle Seahawks
2008 statistics
Att: 141

Yards: 637

Avg: 4.5

TD: 2

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.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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