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Lance Dunbar | Running Back

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: North Texas
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Cowboys re-signed restricted free agent Lance Dunbar to a one-year, $1.542 million contract.
It's just a formality as no one was going to sign Dunbar to an offer sheet -- even at the lowest possible tender. A poor man's Shane Vereen/Darren Sproles kind of player, Dunbar will compete for passing-down snaps. He garnered just 2.9 touches per game last year with DeMarco Murray dominating the backfield. Apr 21 - 9:05 AM

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Cowboys tendered restricted free agents RB Lance Dunbar and P Chris Jones at the original pick level.

Neither was "originally picked" -- they are both former undrafted free agents -- and thus Dallas would receive no compensation if Dunbar or Jones signed an offer sheet elsewhere and the Cowboys failed to match. Dunbar was a popular 2014 fantasy sleeper, but DeMarco Murray stayed healthy and dominated the workload. When put to use, Dunbar has a Sprolesian skill set.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mar 7 - 11:26 PM

ESPN Dallas doesn't expect the Cowboys to tender restricted free agent Lance Dunbar.

Dunbar would make $1.5 million at the lowest possible tender. The Cowboys want to keep Dunbar, but are hoping to re-sign him to a lesser deal. Dunbar averaged just three touches per game in a limited passing down role last season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 21 - 5:45 PM

Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' website expects the team to retain restricted free agent Lance Dunbar.

Dunbar was surprisingly underutilized by the 2014 Cowboys, but his value could rise if DeMarco Murray leaves in free agency. Dallas would probably be able to keep Dunbar safely with the lowest possible RFA tender. 25 years old, Dunbar is like a poor man's Shane Vereen with quick feet and receiving skills.
Feb 2 - 4:18 PM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram says there's a "real good chance" the Cowboys won't tender restricted free agent RB Lance Dunbar.

It would cost the Cowboys only $1.575M to tender Dunbar at the lowest level. That may be too much to pay for a satellite back that touched the ball 2.9 times per game in 2014. The Cowboys appear to be higher on a now-healthy Ryan Williams.
Jan 29 - 12:15 PM

Lance Dunbar rushed once for four yards in the Cowboys' Week 17 win over the Redskins.

Dunbar wasn't targeted in the passing game. He'll operate as a reserve satellite back behind DeMarco Murray during the postseason.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:52:00 PM

Lance Dunbar rushed twice for four yards and caught two passes for 10 yards Week 16 against the Colts.

Dunbar saw more snaps with DeMarco Murray (hand) limited, but Joseph Randle was Murray's clear handcuff. Dunbar will finish up the regular season against Washington next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:23:00 PM

Lance Dunbar rushed three times for nine yards in Dallas' Week 9 loss to the Cardinals, adding two catches for an additional 52 yards.

The 61 total yards were Dunbar's most of the season. He's a handcuff back who would primarily play passing downs were DeMarco Murray to go down with injury.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Lance Dunbar rushed one time for six yards and caught an 11-yard pass in the Cowboys' Week 8 loss to the Redskins.

Dunbar has no standalone value, and would only come into PPR consideration if DeMarco Murray gets hurt. Joseph Randle is Murray's early-down backup.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:57:00 AM

Lance Dunbar rushed once for negative-four yards and caught four passes for 48 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win at Seattle.

Dunbar came on for some third downs and showed plenty of juice after the catch. He'd have a reasonable shot at flex value if DeMarco Murray were to go down, especially in PPR leagues. But it's clear Joseph Randle is the primary handcuff to DeMarco right now.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:16:00 PM

Lance Dunbar was held without a touch in Dallas' Week 5 win over the Texans.

DeMarco Murray handled 37 of the Cowboys' 39 running back touches, with Joseph Randle getting the leftover two. Dunbar would serve as Dallas' third-down back in the event of a Murray injury. Randle is Murray's primary handcuff.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 06:37:00 PM

Lance Dunbar had two catches for 36 yards in Week 4 against the Saints.

Dunbar was held without a carry for the second straight week. His 24-yard catch set up DeMarco Murray's first touchdown. He finished with only three targets in the pass game. The Cowboys take on the Texans in Week 5.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:24:00 AM

Lance Dunbar didn't have any touches in Week 3 against the Rams.

Dunbar was held without a carry, and had just one target in the pass game. It's a step back after he saw 11 touches in Week 2. Dunbar would be used in a committee with Joseph Randle is DeMarco Murray went down.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 06:23:00 PM

Lance Dunbar rushed 11 times for 27 yards in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Titans.

Dallas' change-of-pace back wasn't targeted in the passing game. Six of Dunbar's carries came with the Cowboys icing a 26-10 lead. Dunbar drew hype as a potential poor man's Joique Bell in Dallas, but it isn't happening. DeMarco Murray is simply too good.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 06:14:00 PM

Lance Dunbar was held without a carry in Dallas' Week 1 loss to the 49ers, but secured 3-of-3 targets for 21 yards as a receiver.

It was all DeMarco Murray in the running game. Dunbar has drawn hype as a potential poor man's Joique Bell in Scott Linehan's Cowboys offense, but Murray doesn't need to be spelled the way Reggie Bush does in Detroit. Dunbar could catch enough passes to put him on the radar in PPR leagues, but he won't be a standard-league consideration unless Murray goes down with injury.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:16:00 PM