The Dallas rumor mill is churning today with the thought of Demarco Murray's arrival possibly putting Felix Jones on the trading block. ESPN's Calvin Watkins presented the idea:
Should the Cowboys consider trading Jones this offseason? It's hard to accomplish a trade with Jones entering the final year of his contract. The Cowboys should explore whether a fourth-or fifth-round pick is available for the former first-round pick.
Kyle Shanahan already said earlier in the offseason that the Redskins will be looking to add one more running back to the rotation, even if Tim Hightower is re-signed. But would Felix Jones be a fit or would it make more sense to take a flyer on a draft pick?
Some Redskins fans hate even the thought of harboring the enemy, but I relish it. I like hungry guys looking for revenge, ala Stephen Bowen. Trading Jones would be the ultimate sign of disrespect. Jones has been injury plagued throughout his career, but when healthy he has a lot of versatility in not only the rushing game, but the passing game, and the return game. Jones has one year left on his contract and would cost the Skins just over one million dollars in 2012.
If the Redskins were to use a 5th round draft pick for Jones, which I'm considering dealing, then the running backs that may fall into that range are Vick Ballard (So Miss), Tauren Poole (Tennessee), Terrance Gannaway (Baylor), Bobby Rainey (WKU), and Davin Meggett (Maryland).
To be honest I wouldn't be opposed to either scenario, although I think Jones would be a higher risk/reward kind of deal. He certainly has more talent and experience than any of the prospects, but could he stay healthy.