ARLINGTON, Texas -- ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins blogged earlier that Marion Barber has not further injuried his bruised left knee. So, the coaching staff has either decided to just him down to protect him or maybe we'll see him in the fourth quarter (although if the lead remains at least 20 or more, that wouldn't seem likely).
At this point, Barber doesn't look like he's going in any time soon. In the first half he was wearing or at least holding his helmet. Not now. He's standing on the sideline. His helmet is not in sight. Barber hasn't seen the field since the Cowboys' second possession. He has three carries.
Meanwhile, Felix Jones is having a career night, the kind the Cowboys expected when they made him a first-round pick two years ago. Jones has 12 carries for 134 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown run with 5:33 left in the third quarter to put the Cowboys up 34-7. Jones not only has a career-high in yards, but also the first 100-yard game of his career.
It's the fifth consecutive game in which Jones has double-digit carries and the sixth time this season. He set a career-high last week against Philadelphia with 15 carries (for 91 yards). He might get the chance to top that tonight.