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How The Lockout Might've Helped Felix Jones

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    Last offseason, Cowboys’ running back Felix Jones focused on bulking up in order to become the team’s featured running back. He came into the season at 220, gained 800 yards on 185 attempts and scored a disappointing one (1) touchdown.

    Fast forward to this offseason, and Jones was working to do pretty much the opposite of what he did in the summer of 2010, working to slim down and improve on his often discussed speed and quickness. He credits the lockout, of all things, in helping him achieve this goal.

    “This offseason I had a lot of time to focus on different aspects of my game,” Jones told 1310 The Ticket’s Norm Hitzges this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “As far as doing my footwork drills or speed training, being away from the facilities and doing the regular things that we do there, I had more time to focus on what I wanted to do. I believe that helped me out a lot this summer.”

    According to those around Valley Ranch, Jones does look quicker than he did a year ago--which is a good thing, as Dallas plans to feature him as much or more than they did in 2010. Now whether he can stay healthy is another question.

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