Felix Jones “A Little Lighter” Going Into 2012

Jones said last week that he's "trying something new" going into the 2012 offseason workout program

Dallas Cowboys’ running back Felix Jones said last week that he will come into the team’s offseason training program lighter than he was a season ago.

I’m a little lighter,” he said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Going to try something new this year and just see how it goes.”

Just two years ago, Jones spent the offseason trying to bulk up in order to be more durable, and for the 2010 season, the measure worked: At a listed 220 pounds, Jones played all 16 games for the first (and to this point, only) point in his career and put up a career-high 800 rushing yards.

Playing at 217 pounds last season, around 10 pounds heavier than his playing weight upon entering the league, Jones was limited to 12 games and 575 yards rushing as DeMarco Murray emerged as the team’s no.1 back.

As for the coming season, Jones said he’s excited, and ready to meet the team’s new pair of guards, Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau.

“As long as those guys get in the way and block, they’re here for a reason,” he said.

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