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Julius Jones Heads to Seattle

Julius Jones will not be playing second fiddle to Marion Barber next season for the Cowboys.  While Julius Jones was the starter at RB for all but one game (the playoff loss to the Giants featured Marion Barber as the starter), Marion Barber all but stole the show.  With both players reaching the end of their contracts it was clear to the fans and the Cowboys GM which player they wanted back, and Julius Jones was the odd man out.

Seattle has signed Jones to a 4 year deal worth $12 mil, after signing T.J. Duckett making it seem more and more apparent that Shaun Alexander could be heading somewhere else himself in the near future.  While signing Julius Jones to a 4 year 12 million dollar deal might seem a little steep; it’s not.  The Seattle Seahawks have seen enough firsthand footage of Julius Jones that they feel confident in his upside; also with the acquisition of T.J. there is good reason to believe that Jones will be featured in another 2 back system.


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4 Responses to “Julius Jones Heads to Seattle”

  1. Tristen says:

    With Jones off the team it would probably be a good time to change the banner at the top of the page.

  2. Nate Acreman says:

    Good point, I’ll bring that up.

  3. Dave says:

    I think its a mistake! The Cowboys need an elusive RB (Emmit Smith) style. Marion Barber is awsome, but Julius Jones can slip through the gaps and break away. Jones just needs the O-line to do thier job. Oh well, maybe Choice is a good choice. We’ll soon find out!

  4. Nate Acreman says:

    Dave,

    Yeah, Julius Jones was a decent back with a lot of speed and upside, but I think Felix Jones will be able to fill his shoes very well. Felix Jones had a lot of big play ability and even if he did play second fiddle to McFadden, he must have done a hell of a job to be given first round potential.

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