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Lance Dunbar | Running Back | #25

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: North Texas
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Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is questionable for Week 9 against the Browns.
Dunbar has practiced fully all week and should be all systems go for Sunday's game in Cleveland. Look for him to share change-of-pace duties behind starter Ezekiel Elliott. Nov 4 - 3:40 PM

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Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is practicing in full for Week 9.

Dunbar was close to suiting up Sunday night against the Eagles but wound up being inactive. It looks like he's on track to return against Cleveland this week. Dunbar will function as the third-string running back behind Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris. He'll probably return kicks as well.
Nov 2 - 4:29 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Eagles.

He's was limited at practice this week. We're guessing Dunbar is closer to probable than questionable, though his fantasy value is non-existent with Ezekiel Elliott soaking up most of the carries.
Oct 28 - 3:44 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

It's Dunbar's first practice in over three weeks. If Dunbar suits up against the Eagles on Sunday night, he'll be little more than a change-of-pace option behind workhorse Ezekiel Elliott and backup Alfred Morris.
Oct 26 - 4:22 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Dunbar is still experiencing knee issues after suffering a torn ACL last season. Even if he returns in time for Week 6, Dunbar's role will be limited behind workhorse and Rookie of the Year favorite Ezekiel Elliott.
Oct 12 - 6:31 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is questionable for Week 5 against the Bengals.

He didn't practice this week and is likely headed for his first absence of 2016. Dunbar has seen just 49 snaps on offense this year, so it isn't a big loss for Dallas. The Cowboys will continue to funnel their running game through workhorse Ezekiel Elliott.
Oct 7 - 3:29 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) was held out of Friday's practice and is not expected to play in Week 5.

Whereas Jimmy Graham's patellar-tendon recovery has seemingly gone off without hitch, Dunbar appears to be experiencing setbacks. Dunbar's absence should translate to a slight uptick in passing-game usage for Ezekiel Elliott.
Oct 7 - 12:53 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Dunbar will have to put in at least a limited session Friday to have any chance of suiting up Sunday against the Bengals. The 26 year old has seen just 10 touches across four games.
Oct 6 - 4:06 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) didn't practice on Wednesday.

If Dunbar got hurt in Sunday's win over San Francisco, we must have missed it. Dunbar tore his ACL in 2015 but hasn't looked any worse for the wear this season. He's been splitting backup duties with Alfred Morris.
Oct 5 - 4:32 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar rushed once for two yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win over San Francisco.

He out-snapped Alfred Morris 17 to 12, but Dunbar barely got the ball when he was in the game. Dunbar is the Cowboys' lightly-used passing-game specialist.
Oct 2 - 7:55 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar rushed three times for six yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 26 yards in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Redskins.

The Cowboys' No. 3 back behind Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris, Dunbar is coming back from a ruptured patellar tendon and torn ACL. He made some nice plays in the passing game Sunday and will be someone to keep tabs on.
Sep 18 - 5:05 PM

Lance Dunbar caught 1-of-2 targets for 16 yards in Dallas' Week 1 loss to the Giants.

Surprisingly ready for the regular season, Dunbar appeared to have plenty of juice on his 16-yard grab, making a few nice cutbacks. Dunbar could eventually start catching 3-4 weekly passes, but isn't yet a viable PPR option.
Sep 11 - 8:26 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar is active for Week 1 against the Giants.

Zeke Elliott should still see most of the Cowboys' third-down work, but Dunbar will be mixed in on passing downs. Inactive for the Cowboys are QB Tony Romo, S Dax Swanson, RB Darius Jackson, DB Kavon Frazier, LB Mark Nzeocha, OG Ron Leary and DE Charles Tapper.
Sep 11 - 3:11 PM

The Fort Worth-Star Telegram says Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar "appears ready to play" in Week 1.

Dunbar made a remarkable recovery from tears to his ACL and patellar tendon and is on track to be active against the Giants, although his role is unclear. Dunbar is a passing-game specialist on a run-first team. Even whenever he is back to 100 percent, Dunbar will have a tough time carving out meaningful touches.
Sep 9 - 1:56 PM

Cowboys activated RB Lance Dunbar (knee surgery) from active/PUP.

After Dunbar tore his ACL and patellar tendon last season, Cowboys beat writers spent the spring expecting Dunbar to open 2016 on reserve/PUP, costing him the first six games. Instead, Dunbar made a remarkable recovery and is now in position to begin the year on Dallas' 53-man roster. When healthy, Dunbar is a Theo Riddick-type player who can be useful as a situational space back.
Aug 22 - 4:52 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Dak Prescott
2Tony Romo
3Mark Sanchez
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3Lance Dunbar
4Darius Jackson
5Darren McFadden
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Lucky Whitehead
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2Gavin Escobar
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1Ronald Leary
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
K1Dan Bailey