According to multiple reports, former UTEP and El Paso Burges running back Aaron Jones will make his first career start on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) October 8, 2017
Fantasy alert: The #Packers RB who has been taking first-team reps this week is Aaron Jones. Ty Montgomery not expected to play. 🚨🚨🚨
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 8, 2017
Jones replaced after another former Texas high school football running back in Ty Montgomery during Green Bay’s last game against the Chicago Bears back on September 28. Montgomery left that game with a rib injury and his backup, fellow rookie Jamaal Williams, also left that game with an injury.
As for Jones, he stepped in and played well in relief, rushing for 49 yards and his first career NFL touchdown.
It should be an exciting moment for the former UTEP running back as he goes up against his favorite team growing up as a kid in his home state. He’ll look to provide a balance for Aaron Rodgers in the rematch of the NFC divisional round last season.
Kickoff between the Packers and Cowboys is scheduled for 3:25 CST from AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
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