The 33-year-old has failed to gain a place in coach Warren Gatland's 28-man squad for the one-off Millennium Stadium Test against Australia on December 3.
Scarlets fly-half Jones has won 104 caps - four more than previous Wales record holder Gareth Thomas - but he slipped down the pecking order during Wales' recent successful World Cup campaign behind Rhys Priestland and James Hook.
And it now looks as though Jones might be deemed surplus to requirements, especially after Gatland placed such a memorable emphasis on youth as Wales put in their best World Cup performance since 1987.
Jones made his Test debut in 1998, and only Neil Jenkins has scored more points than him for Wales.
While Jones must wait to discover whether or not he will be part of Gatland's plans for the Six Nations Championship this term, wing Shane Williams is set for a Millennium Stadium farewell.
Williams, Wales' record Test try-scorer with 57 touchdowns, has said he will step down from the Test arena after the Australia game.
And the 34-year-old is guaranteed a hero's send-off when Wales look to avenge their narrow World Cup bronze medal match defeat against Australia in Auckland four weeks ago.
"The fans have a chance to show the players how proud they are of them after their World Cup performances," Gatland said.
"It should be quite an occasion at the Millennium Stadium, especially with the Shane Williams factor thrown in, but we won't be sitting back and soaking up the atmosphere.
"Shane will want to go out in style, and this squad wants to, and needs to, get back to winning ways.
"We have another chance to beat a southern hemisphere team, which is always a yardstick by which we measure ourselves.
"We have the opportunity to avenge the play-off defeat in New Zealand, but we can also send a message to our Six Nations opponents next year that our World Cup performances should not be seen in isolation and this young squad will continue to be a force to be reckoned with as we build to the next World Cup in 2015."
World Cup skipper Sam Warburton has retained the Wales captaincy.
Warburton, who was sent off during the semi-final loss to France, retains leadership duties despite last season's Wales captain Matthew Rees returning to the squad after missing the World Cup because of injury.
Gatland added: "As we have gone with the majority of our Rugby World Cup squad, we have maintained continuity by selecting Sam again as captain for this game.
"But it is a significant boost for us to have someone of the experience and stature of Matthew Rees back in the squad which, in turn, means there is considerable competition in the hooker's position with both Huw Bennett and Lloyd Burns also with us."
Gatland recalls Ospreys number 10 Dan Biggar as a fly-half option alongside Rhys Priestland.
Biggar and Ospreys lock Ian Evans return to the international fold - Biggar has not played for Wales since a 16-16 draw against Fiji last November - while Gatland has also named three uncapped players in Scarlets full-back Liam Williams, Cardiff Blues wing Alex Cuthbert and Newport Gwent Dragons flanker Lewis Evans.
None of Wales' overseas-based contingent, notably French club players James Hook, Mike Phillips and Lee Byrne, were made available for selection.
Because the Australia fixture falls outside the International Rugby Board-recognised Test match window, the clubs were under no obligation to release them.
Elsewhere, centre Jamie Roberts, prop Adam Jones, lock Luke Charteris and flanker Dan Lydiate are all included despite suffering injuries in recent weeks.
But experienced Ospreys second-row forward Alun-Wyn Jones misses out after being told he requires surgery on his foot.
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