Felix Jones (born May 8, 1987 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. After playing college football and majoring in kinesiology at the University of Arkansas, he was drafted by the Cowboys 22nd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has developed the nickname of Felix "The Cat" Jones for his quick movements and speed.
Jones attended Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was a football standout and a teammate of Robert Meachem, a 2010 member of the New Orleans Saints and Mark Anderson, a 2010 member of the Houston Texans. From there he was recruited by and decided to attend the University of Arkansas.
While serving primarily as the back-up for All-American and two time Doak Walker Award winner Darren McFadden, Jones was used in a variety of ways alongside McFadden and fullback Peyton Hillis in the Arkansas backfield. In the Wildhog formation, Jones was used as a runner, receiver, blocker, or simply a decoy. Jones gained fame for his ability in returning kickoffs, returning four for touchdowns during his college career.