Eagles work out running back Felix Jones

Eagles work out running back Felix Jones

May 7, 2013, 6:30 pm
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Running back Felix Jones spent his first five NFL seasons in Dallas. He's averaged 4.8 yards per rush and scored 15 touchdowns (11 rushing, three receiving, one return). (USA Today Images)

The Eagles worked out former Cowboys running back and current free agent Felix Jones Tuesday.

Jones, a five-year NFL veteran, was taken by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2008 draft out of Arkansas. The injury-plagued Jones in 2012 played in all 16 games for Dallas for just the second time in his career.

"We're constantly looking for ways to update our roster," Eagles GM Howie Roseman said. "We're looking at guys who are on the street, who are on our short list, and if there's anyone we think has the opportunity to come in to compete and add competition, we'll look at him.

"That was all due diligence on our part."

In primarily a reserve role, Jones ran for 402 yards and three touchdowns on 111 touches. He also caught 22 passes for 262 yards and two scores and returned 11 kicks.

Jones' best statistical season came in 2010, when he rushed for 800 yards on 185 attempts, though he scored just one touchdown. He also racked up 450 receiving yards that year.

The Eagles currently have five running backs listed on their roster, per the team's website: LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk and rookies Miguel Maysonet and Matthew Tucker.