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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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ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer expects Lance Dunbar (ACL, MCL, patellar tendon) to open the 2016 season on reserve/PUP.
He should be removed from fantasy draft boards after shredding his knee last October, and Dunbar can't be counted on for a 2016 impact by the Cowboys. With Dunbar on the shelf, Dallas' running back room is currently comprised of Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris, Rod Smith, and Ben Malena. Although Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 seems like a reach, we'd fully expect the Cowboys to draft a running back. Ideally, it would be on the draft's second day. Apr 25 - 1:46 PM

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In addition to his ACL, Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar tore his MCL and patellar tendon last October.

The revelation was caught in an ESPN column by Rotoviz's Jeff Budoff, a licensed orthopedic surgeon. Patellar tendon tears are among the worst injuries an NFL player can suffer, with few known success stories following the injury. As Budoff notes, they "usually" result in a "loss of explosive leg power." Dunbar had his patellar tendon repaired last October, but had to wait until December to undergo ACL surgery. Dunbar recently admitted there is "no timeline" for his return. He could be a reserve/PUP candidate to open 2016.
Source: Rotoviz
Apr 11 - 4:14 PM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (ACL) said there is "no timeline" for his return.

"I’m just taking it day by day, getting better," Dunbar said. "Just trying to get better each and every day because if you do that, at the end I’ll be the best I can be." Dunbar tore his ACL last October. He only recently began jogging and admitted his recovery could be a slow process. It remains possible he begins the season on the PUP list.
Mar 31 - 11:26 AM

Cowboys re-signed RB Lance Dunbar to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.

Dunbar went on quite a free agency tours, visiting the Bears, Seahawks and 49ers, but finding a new home was always going to be tough as he comes off a torn ACL. This is probably the best-case scenario for the 26-year-old scatback, who can rehab in a familiar environment as he looks to rebuild his value. Dunbar went down in Week 4 last season. It's possible he begins the year on the reserve/PUP list.
Mar 17 - 5:38 PM

Free agent Lance Dunbar is visiting the Bears on Wednesday.

Dunbar has been making the rounds the past week. Before Chicago, he visited San Francisco and Seattle. Teams may simply be taking a look-see to check in on the status of his knee after Dunbar suffered a torn ACL in Week 4 last season. Wherever he lands, Dunbar will be a candidate for touches as a pass-game specialist. Dunbar turned 26 in January.
Mar 16 - 9:46 AM

Free agent RB Lance Dunbar is visiting the Seahawks.

He previously met with the division-rival 49ers. Dunbar is a 26-year-old scatback. He could be a passing-down option behind Thomas Rawls in Seattle.
Mar 13 - 4:41 PM

Free agent RB Lance Dunbar will visit the 49ers.

An intriguing scatback type in Dallas, Dunbar tore his ACL in Week 4 of last season. Dunbar should cost something around the league's minimum salary.
Mar 9 - 8:57 PM

Cowboys placed Lance Dunbar on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL.

This is just a formality after Dunbar underwent surgery on Friday. WR Vince Mayle was added off the practice squad in a corresponding move. Mayle could play snaps with Dez Bryant (foot) and Brice Butler (hamstring) out, but he is not worth a look in any fantasy league.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar suffered a torn ACL in the Week 4 loss to the Saints and will miss the remainder of the season.

He'll head to season-ending injured reserve. Dunbar had carved out a meaningful role as the Cowboys' passing-game back behind early-down runners Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden. McFadden will now likely take over those duties, with possibly Christine Michael mixing in with Randle. Dunbar will be a 26-year-old free agent in March. It's yet another blow to the Cowboys' offense.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 06:35:00 PM

Coach Jason Garrett said Monday the Cowboys "anticipate" Lance Dunbar (knee) missing the rest of the season.

They are "anticipating" a torn ACL for Dunbar. It's believed he also may have torn his MCL. Dunbar has operated as Dallas' passing-down specialist to the point, a role that now figures to go to Darren McFadden, with Christine Michael perhaps mixing in for a few extra carries per week. McFadden is a superior pass catcher and pass blocker to current starter Joseph Randle.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 04:13:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys fear RB Lance Dunbar tore his left ACL and MCL Sunday night against the Saints.

Dunbar's left knee gave out on him as he attempted to make a cut on the opening kickoff of the second half. He was spotted on crutches with a brace on the knee in the locker room after the game. Dunbar will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis, but he is likely done for the season.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 08:30:00 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said early injury reports do not "sound good" for RB Lance Dunbar (knee).

Dunbar suffered what looked like a serious knee injury on the opening kickoff of the second half. He was spotted on crutches with a brace on his left leg in the locker room following the game. We will know more about Dunbar's status after he undoubtedly undergoes tests on Monday, but it is likely he has played his last snap this season.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 12:07:00 AM

Lance Dunbar was carted off with a left knee injury in Sunday night's Week 4 game against the Saints.

Dunbar was injured on the opening kickoff of the second half. This had the look of a serious injury, as Dunbar's knee gave out from him on the play. The Cowboys immediately ruled Dunbar out. Dunbar had three carries for 54 yards.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 10:14:00 PM

Lance Dunbar caught all 10 of his targets for 100 yards in Dallas' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Dunbar only had one carry, but continued to be a big part of pass game. With Brandon Weeden starting, he led Dallas in both targets and receiving. Dunbar should have a major role for as long as Dez Bryant is sidelined. He's worth an add as a gameflow-dependent RB4.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Lance Dunbar caught 3-of-5 targets for 45 yards in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Eagles.

He added an eight-yard rush. Two of Dunbar's targets were deep sideline shots, He narrowly missed the first on what could have been a touchdown, and snagged the second for a 39-yard grab. Essentially playing a different position than Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden, Dunbar could continue to see his role in the passing game grow as the Cowboys look for ways to manufacture offense in the absence of Dez Bryant and Tony Romo.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 08:25:00 PM

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Skill Players
QB1Tony Romo
2Kellen Moore
3Dak Prescott
4Jameill Showers
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3Alfred Morris
4Darius Jackson
5Lance Dunbar
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Devin Street
4Rodney Smith
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Vince Mayle
4Lucky Whitehead
5Chris Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Gavin Escobar
4Geoff Swaim
5Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
2Charles Brown
3Justin Renfrow
4David Hedelin
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
3Boston Stiverson
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
3Jake Brendel
RG1Zack Martin
2Jared Smith
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
3Ryan Mack
K1Dan Bailey
2Matt Wile