Lance Dunbar

#25 RB / Dallas Cowboys / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 195 lb Age: 26 College: North Texas Bye 6,18,19,20,21

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INJURY ALERT: IR | Knee | IR. Out for season
  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Cowboys' Lance Dunbar: Career-high 21 receptions in four games

    Dunbar (torn ACL) finished the season with a career-high 21 games in 23 targets for 215 yards in just four games, adding five carries for 67 yards. After Dez Bryant got hurt in Week 1, Dunbar emerged as the most dynamic receiving threat the Cowboys had before his own campaign was cut short. The undersized scatback has battled injuries throughout his career and now heads into free agency, but the Cowboys have no one else with his skill set on the roster so don't be surprised if he returns to the team in 2016.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar placed on injured reserve

    Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. This comes as no surprise as Dunbar had surgery earlier in the week to repair a torn ACL and he also has a partially torn MCL. The Cowboys signed wide receiver Vince Mayle to take Dunbar's spot on the roster.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Report: Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar suffered torn ACL, MCL on Sunday

    Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar is slated to undergo surgery to repair his torn left ACL, reports. Per the report, Dunbar -- who is a candidate for IR -- also suffered a partially torn MCL during Sunday's game against the Saints. Now that he is no longer in the Cowboys' backfield mix, Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Christine Michael are left to handle the team's running back duties going forward.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar totals 100 receiving yards Week 3

    Lance Dunbar led the Cowboys with 10 catches on 10 targets for 100 yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. He also carried the ball once for 5 yards. Brandon Weeden made almost no effort to look downfield, confining himself to short routes and check-downs with Dunbar emerging as his favorite option. Expect the undersized back to remain a big part of the passing game as long as Weeden is under center.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cowboys want to average 25-30 carries per game behind RB trio

    The Cowboys finished with 22 carries in Sunday's season opener against the Giants. The trio of DeMarco Murray, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar averaged 29.5 carries per game last season. Murray is now with the Eagles, but Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Monday the team would like to see more carries per game from Randle, Darren McFadden and Dunbar moving forward. "Our goal is still to get up there running the ball 25-30 times a game," Jones said, per The Dallas Morning News. "I think we ended up rushing about 22 times, so we'd like four or five more rushes on there, but this group is very productive." Randle led the charge Week 1 with 16 carries for 65 yards, while McFadden added six carries for 16 yards. "Joseph played well," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "He had some good runs, some tough dirty runs where things weren't really clean, but he made a dirty, 3-4-5 yard run. When he had a little more space he made some plays."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Scott Linehan says Cowboys were 'efficient' with run game in Week 1

    The Cowboys played their first regular-season game Sunday against the Giants in the post-Demarco Murray era. While the run game had their moments, Dallas netted just 80 rushing yards and 3.5 yards per carry in the 27-26 win. After much speculation, Joseph Randle started at running back for Dallas. He had only 39 rushing yards on nine attempts and one catch for 6 yards by halftime, but he was a key factor in the second half. Randle would finish with 65 rushing yards on 16 attemps and three catches for 42 yards. Darren McFadden didn't get a lot of opportunities. He rushed for 16 yards on six carries and had one catch for 19 yards. Lance Dunbar, however, was a major factor in the passing game. He led Dallas with 70 receiving yards on eight catches. All in all, Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan seemed pleased with how the running backs played. "I thought when we ran the ball it was efficient," Linehan said, per "We'd like to pop a few long runs, but I didn't think that our running game was a concern at all. There were some things that were there. It was just a weird game." The Cowboys lowest rushing total in 2014 was 92 yards on 25 carries. "We got the dirty yards we needed to win the game," Randle said of Sunday's performance.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Joseph Randle expected to start at RB for Cowboys in Week 1

    The Cowboys are expected to start Joseph Randle at running back Sunday night against the Giants, sources told ESPN. Although Randle might get the start, the Cowboys have been insistent on splitting carries between Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar. Still, Randle received the majority of first-team snaps when he and McFadden were healthy during the preseason.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar gets MRI on sprained ankle

    Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar underwent an MRI on his sprained ankle Thursday, but the team still does not feel the injury is that serious, per the Dallas Morning News. Dunbar injured the ankle Wednesday in practice, but Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the MRI was simply a precautionary measure. Dunbar caught 18 passes for 217 yards while running 29 times for 99 yards last season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar dealing with ankle injury

    Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar is considered day to day with an ankle injury, reports The Dallas Morning News. Dunbar suffered the injury to his right ankle during Wednesday's practice, but he didn't think it was something to worry about. "I think that was an awkward tackle or hit that was made on him and I think it just tweaked something," Jones said. "But we don't think it's serious at this point."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira |

    Cowboys sign Lance Dunbar, Chris Jones to tender offers

    The Cowboys signed running back Lance Dunbar and punter Chris Jones to their restricted free agent tender offers Tuesday, reports The Dallas Morning News. The offers were for $1.542 million.

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