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Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft -- Pick #22 by the Dallas Cowboys

And with the 22nd pick in the 2008 Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:

Arkansas RB Felix Jones

Draft Profile

primetime with the pick:

The Dallas Cowboys lost Marion Barber III's running mate, Julius Jones, to the Seattle Seahawks and have recognized the need for a replacement. Felix Jones, nicknamed Felix the Cat, is a speedy runner that looks to complement Barber. Jerry Jones openly admitted he was looking to add some "wow" to his offense and Jones is just the man for the job.

Rumors of the 'Boys trading up to nab Jones' college teammate Darren McFadden will not come to fruition. The Cowboys are staying put and addressing their two biggest needs that can be addressed in the first round: RB and CB. They still look to grab a corner with the 28th pick in the draft but are confident that there will be at least one player there that is on their draft board. The advantage to grabbing a RB here instead of a CB is simple: Money. CB is a higher paid position than RB and the cost will be felt with the rookie and 2nd contract of the 28th pick.

Felix Jones will walk into a perfect situation. He backed up McFadden at Arkansas and looks to play alongside Barber in Dallas. The Cowboys understand the importance of a 2-back set as manifested in the success of their own team last year.

Ed. note: Came across this Halloween picture of Darren McFadden and Felix Jones. Did this picture make the rounds at one point? I don't remember it at all. -Chris

1. Miami Dolphins - QB Matt Ryan
2. St. Louis Rams - OT Jake Long
3. Atlanta Falcons - DT Glenn Dorsey
4. Oakland Raiders - DE Chris Long
5. Kansas City Chiefs - DT Sedrick Ellis
6. New York Jets - RB Darren McFadden
7. New England Patriots - DL Vernon Gholston
8. Baltimore Ravens - OT Ryan Clady
9. Cincinnati Bengals - OLB Keith Rivers
10. New Orleans Saints - CB Mike Jenkins
11. Buffalo Bills - CB Leodis McKelvin
12. Denver Broncos - OT Chris Williams
13. Carolina Panthers - DE Derrick Harvey
14. Chicago Bears - RB Rashard Mendenhall
15. Detroit Lions - OT Jeff Otah
16. Arizona Cardinals - CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
17. Minnesota Vikings - DE Philip Merling
18. Houston Texans - OG Branden Albert
19. Philadelphia Eagles - FS Kenny Phillips
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - WR/RS DeSean Jackson
21. Washington Redskins - WR Limas Sweed
22. Dallas Cowboys - RB Felix Jones

On the clock: Pittsburgh Steelers (cgolden)

Full list of AP mock draft participants

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