Monday, October 19, 2009 Felix Jones practices, game status still unknown

By: Tim MacMahon

IRVING - Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones returned to practice Monday, but he isn't ready to declare himself available for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Jones, who hadn't practiced since spraining the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the Sept. 28 win over the Carolina Panthers, said he ran "a few plays here and there" Monday. He wore a bulky black plastic knee brace during the workout and had a large ice wrap on the knee as he excited the team's facility.

"Everything feels all right," Jones said. "It feels good. I'm still trying to get it better, working on it, getting treatment and everything. So far, so good."

Jones has a career average of 9.4 yards per carry, but he's been inactive for 12 of 21 games due to hamstring, toe and knee injuries. He hopes to play Sunday against the Falcons, but he won't know until later in the week whether that's a realistic scenario.

"You know what? I can tell you this: I feel like today was a good day and hopefully tomorrow will be better," Jones said.