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25 Lance Dunbar RB
Height/Weight: 5-8/195 | Birthdate: 1/25/1990 | Birthplace: New Orleans, LA, USA | Team: Dallas | College: North Texas | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 9/0 | Average Draft Position: 159.14
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Three Cowboys add four catches combined to Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) A trio of Cowboys receivers pitched in with minor contributions in a Week 10 victory over Jacksonville. Tight end Gavin Escobar caught one pass for 14 yards, wideout Cole Beasley snagged another for 11 yards and running back Lance Dunbar caught two for seven yards.

Also working his way into the score sheet was backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, who completed his only pass for eight yards.

Dallas is now on its bye week.


Lance Dunbar makes impact in passing game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Cowboys backup running back Lance Dunbar took a screen pass 40 yards in the first quarter against Arizona, the team's longest pass play of the day. Dunbar also had a 12-yard reception and finished second on the team with 52 receiving yards.

Dunbar rushed three times for 9 yards. He'll face the Jaguars in London in Week 10.


Cowboys use their role players on MNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Several Cowboys contributed in the Week 8 loss to the Redskins. Among them, backup running back Joseph Randle ran three times for 23 yards, averaging 7.7 yards per carry, but lost a fumble.

Backup running back Lance Dunbar added a 6-yard rush and an 11-yard catch. Wideout Cole Beasley secured one of two targets for 11 yards, and tight end James Hanna made a 7-yard grab. They'll all face the Cardinals in Week 9.


Cowboys backup running backs do little Week 7


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) The Cowboys backup runners did little Week 7 against the Giants.

Lance Dunbar received three carries, gaining 16 yards. He was not targeted in the passing game. Joseph Randle gained 7 yards on two carries. He caught one pass for 14 yards. 

Both players will take on Washington Week 8. 


Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar pitch in


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Cowboys backup running backs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar were more than bit players in the Week 6 win at Seattle. Randle carried five times for 52 yards (10.4 ypc) while Dunbar caught all four of his targets for 48 yards.

Dunbar also rushed once for minus-4 yards. They'll take on the Giants in Week 7.


Cowboys aim to lessen DeMarco Murray's workload


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he wants to lighten the burden on running back DeMarco Murray, who has rushed 130 times for 670 yards in the first five games, reports ESPN.com. Murray is on pace to tie Larry Johnson's NFL single-season record of 416 carries.

"DeMarco was out there and we think that's probably too many carries in the game, week in and week out," Garrett told the website. "He ended up with 31 [Sunday], so we'd like to get that number lower. We'd really just like to get the other guys an opportunity. I don't see any wear and tear in DeMarco, but having said that, we want to make sure we create a rotation and we'll focus on doing that in the next few weeks."

Backups Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar have combined for 22 carries this year.

Speaking of Murray, Garrett added: "We've got to make sure we take care of him over the course of the season, but we'd do that with any player."


Cowboys backup pass catchers make things happen Week 1


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) The Cowboys backup pass catchers played a bigger role than expected Week 1 against the 49ers.

Dwayne Harris only received two targets, but made the most of it. He came down with a 56 -yard catch in the third quarter. The pass was nearly intercepted, but the defender jumped too early. Harris also had one rush for 9 yards. 

Cole Beasley wound up being the most consistent of the bunch. He caught four passes for 42 yards. Beasley received five targets. 

Lance Dunbar and Devin Street also played roles. Dunbar caught three balls for 21 yards. He did not have a rush the entire game. Street caught two passes for 18 yards.

The Cowboys will take on the Titans Week 2. 


Cowboys compare Lance Dunbar to Sproles, Woodhead


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/24/2014) The Cowboys plan to use running back Lance Dunbar in a variety of ways, reports FOX Sports.

"Well, he's a guy that's going to be a complete weapon. We can line him up anywhere on the team -- tailback spot, at the wide receiver spot, in the slot. He has tremendous hands and he's just not a specialty guy. He could play tailback if you need him to go out there and give you 15 or 20 carries. He's that type of kid," Dallas running backs coach Gary Brown said. "He brings a whole different dimension, a whole different vibe in our room as far as what he does and we're looking forward to using him as a weapon as well."

Brown compared Dunbar, who is expected to be No. 2 on the depth chart behind DeMarco Murray, to Danny Woodhead and Darren Sproles.

"Everybody would like to have a guy like Dunbar. You look at the Sproles type guy. You look at guys around the league like Woodhead from San Diego. They all have them," Brown said. "Not everybody has them but we all want them. Once you find one, you've got to find things for him to do and you've got to make sure that he's involved in the gameplan."


Lance Dunbar looking good in OTAs


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) Cowboys backup running back Lance Dunbar has looked good in OTAs thus far, playing well in Monday's session against backup defenders. ESPN believes that Dunbar is the kind of rusher who plays better in space, a consistent threat in offenses coordinated by Scott Linehan, who is now in Dallas. 

Lance Dunbar pronounces his knee 100 percent


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar, who's coming back from a left knee injury he suffered on Thanksgiving, said he feels 100 percent, reports the Dallas Morning News.

"I’ve been able to do everything now for a couple of weeks without any restrictions," he told the paper. "I’m feeling pretty good. I’d definitely say I’m 100 percent.”

Dunbar is expected to be Dallas' No. 2 back behind DeMarco Murray.


Lance Dunbar ready for offseason workouts


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/21/2014) Cowboys running Lance Dunbar (knee) is expected to participate in the offseason program, which starts Monday, reports ESPN.

Dunbar injured his knee during the Thanksgiving Day game last year against Oakland. Dunbar will compete with Joseph Randle for the No. 2 running back job in Dallas this year behind DeMarco Murray.


Lance Dunbar doing 'well' after surgery


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/14/2014) In speaking with Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown, backup speedster Lance Dunbar is doing well following a knee injury suffered last year, the coach told the official team website

Cowboys concerned about hamstring injuries


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Twelve Cowboys suffered hamstring injuries of varying severity in 2013, reports ESPN.com. The list consisted of Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Bruce Carter, Danny McCray, Barry Church, Dez Bryant, Lance Dunbar, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams.

Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said. 

“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”


Lance Dunbar to get chances to make plays in space


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) New Cowboys play caller Scott Linehan took advantage of Reggie Bush's ability to make defenders miss, and third-year running back Lance Dunbar will get the "same types of opportunities," reports the team's website. Dunbar averaged 6.75 yards per carry against the Giants and Raiders before a knee injury ended his season.

"The key for him will be his health and that ability to secure the ball," the report added.


Lance Dunbar to shed crutches in two weeks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2013) Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar, who underwent knee surgery this month, said he'll get rid of his crutches in two weeks, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Dunbar averaged 5.0 yards on 30 carries backing up DeMarco Murray.

Lance Dunbar disappointed he will miss rest of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar said he was disappointed to learn Friday he would miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury. Dunbar will need surgery after hurting his knee Thursday against the Raiders.

"It is what it is," Dunbar said last week, per The Dallas Morning News. "Things happen that are out of my control."


Cowboys fear Lance Dunbar out for the season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2013) The Cowboys fear running back Lance Dunbar is out for the season with a knee injury, according to ESPN.

Dunbar hyperextended his knee during Thursday's game, and was set to have an MRI Friday. Preliminary results have the team thinking he'll need knee surgery. The surgery would keep him out at least three months. 


Lance Dunbar headed for MRI


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2013) Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar is heading for an MRI Friday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Dunbar hyperextended his knee during Thursday's game against the Raiders. Dunbar said he's "pretty tough," and would try to fight through the injury so long as it's nothing too serious. 


Cowboys owner says Lance Dunbar has hyperextended knee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2013) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said running back Lance Dunbar suffered a hyperextended knee Thursday vs. Oakland. The team originally reported Dunbar left the game in the fourth quarter with a left knee sprain.

Lance Dunbar has career day before leaving with knee injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2013) Cowboys second-year running back Lance Dunbar turned in a career performance Week 13 vs. Oakland. It was just too bad he didn't get to finish out the game.

Dunbar suffered a left knee sprain with 5:33 remaining after Raiders cornerback Terry Porter tackled him low for a five-yard loss. Dunbar was on the ground for a few minutes before walking off under his own power.

Prior to getting hurt, Dunbar rushed for a career-high 82 yards on 12 carries, while adding one catch for 12 yards. All of Dunbar's rushing yards came in the second half and his best run came on his second carry in the third quarter, as he evaded four tackles for a 45-yard run to the Oakland 25-yard line.

Unfortunately, Dunbar didn't get a chance to score a touchdown as fellow running back DeMarco Murray got most of the work near the goal line and finished with three touchdowns. Dunbar gets 10 days of rest before the team's next game Week 14 at Chicago.


Lance Dunbar chips in off bench


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar was solid when he had the ball in his hands in Week 12 against the Giants. Unfortunately, he touched the ball just five times in a 24-21 win.

Dunbar carried the ball three times for 20 yards to finish second on the team. He also pitched in as a receiver, hauling in both passes thrown his way for 26 yards.

Dunbar has just 68 yards on 15 carries on the season, heading into Week 13 against the Raiders Thursday. 


Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar held in check


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) The Cowboys got back the services of starting running back DeMarco Murray on Sunday during the Week 9 win over Minnesota. That meant fewer touches for Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar

Randle rushed just once in the game for 3 yards. Dunbar had three carries for minus-6 yards. Dunbar did have three catches for 17 yards on three targets. Randle was not targeted in the passing game. Dallas plays at New Orleans Week 10. 


Lance Dunbar, Dwayne Harris active for Cowboys


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar and wide receiver Dwayne Harris are both active for the Week 9 home game against Minnesota Sunday. Both players were considered probable on the injury report. Dunbar was dealing with a hamstring injury during the week and Harris had issues with his hip. 

Lance Dunbar gets through hamstring injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar (hamstring) should be able to play through his injury in Week 9 against the Vikings Sunday, after getting through the week in practice. Dunbar will likely to return to a reserve role this week with DeMarco Murray set to return from a knee injury. 

Lance Dunbar, Phillip Tanner non-entities Sunday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Cowboys running backs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner did little behind starter Joseph Randle with DeMarco Murray injured Sunday in the Week 8 loss at Detroit. 

Dunbar finished second on the team in rushing behind Randle with just 16 yards on five carries. He did not see any targets in the passing game. 

Tanner finished with two carries for 8 yards in the game on the ground. He had one catch for 17 yards on one target from Tony Romo. 

Dallas should get Murray back for Week 9 against Minnesota.