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Lance Dunbar | Running Back | #25

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: North Texas
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Rams coach Sean McVay expects to use Lance Dunbar as a third-down back.
Dunbar should have a role similar to Chris Thompson in Washington. It's a downgrade to Todd Gurley's outlook, with Dunbar likely to play in all pass situations. Dunbar was phased out in Dallas last year, but averaged five catches per game before going down in 2015. Mar 25 - 2:52 PM
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Rams signed RB Lance Dunbar, formerly of the Cowboys, to a one-year contract.

Dunbar, 27, will replace free agent Benny Cunningham behind Todd Gurley. In Washington, new coach Sean McVay hammered Rob Kelley on early downs and gave Chris Thompson the third-down work. A similar situation could unfold with Gurley and Dunbar. Gurley has shown little as a pass catcher at the pro level and struggles in pass protection. Dunbar has 68 catches across 54 games.
Mar 16 - 9:05 AM

Free agent RB Lance Dunbar is visiting the Rams on Wednesday.

Dunbar tore his ACL in 2015 and saw his snaps cut dramatically last season after the Cowboys drafted three-down back Ezekiel Elliott. Dunbar ended up playing just 143 snaps, rushing nine times for 31 yards and one score while catching 16 passes for 122 yards. The Rams need a No. 2 back.
Mar 15 - 9:33 AM

Lance Dunbar rushed three times for 20 yards and caught 3-of-6 targets for 19 yards Week 17 against the Eagles.

Dunbar saw plenty of snaps on passing downs, and he dominated work late in the game. He will return to a sparsely used third-down role in the playoffs.
Jan 1 - 4:16 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 03:40:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 04:29:00 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.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 03:44:00 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.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 04:22:00 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.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 06:31:00 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.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 03:29:00 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.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 12:53:00 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.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 04:06:00 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.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 04:32:00 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.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:55:00 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.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jared Goff
2Sean Mannion
RB1Todd Gurley
2Lance Dunbar
3Malcolm Brown
4Aaron Green
5Brandon Wegher
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3RB1Todd Gurley
2Lance Dunbar
FB1Cory Harkey
2Sam Rogers
3Zach Laskey
WR11Tavon Austin
2Cooper Kupp
3Pharoh Cooper
4Nelson Spruce
5Brandon Shippen
WR21Robert Woods
2Josh Reynolds
3Mike Thomas
4Bradley Marquez
5Paul McRoberts
WR31Cooper Kupp
TE1Tyler Higbee
2Gerald Everett
3Temarrick Hemingway
4Johnny Mundt
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Pace Murphy
LG1Rodger Saffold
2Jake Eldrenkamp
C1John Sullivan
2Austin Blythe
RG1Rob Havenstein
2Cody Wichmann
RT1Jamon Brown
2Darrell Williams
3Andrew Donnal
K1Greg Zuerlein