PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 2 days ago
Dunbar (knee) is in danger of missing the Cowboys' final two preseason games, Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site reports.
Dunbar returned to practice Sunday in a limited capacity, but the Cowboys know what they're getting in the running back and may not feel the need to risk his health any further in preseason action. He's not a lock to make the roster at this point, but his chances are good enough given he avoids any setbacks. Expect the team to ease him back into action throughout this week's practice sessions.
PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 4 days ago
Dunbar (knee) has been cleared for a return to the field, but will be eased into individual drills during Sunday's practice, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
Dunbar started training camp on the PUP list after suffering a torn ACL and MCL last season. He's now been cleared for practice, but is expected to be eased into action to avoid any further setbacks with the knee. While it seems unlikely Dunbar will be available for Thursday's preseason matchup with the Seahawks, there's a chance he could see some snaps in the teams' preseason finale come Sept. 1. With that being said, Dunbar will likely be available for Week 1, but could struggle to see significant snaps with the likes of Ezekiel Elliot, Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris all in the running back picture.
PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 3 weeks ago
Dunbar (knee) could return at some point during training camp, and he still hopes to be ready for Week 1, ESPN.com reports.
Dunbar has reportedly recovered a bit faster than expected, as he's already been spotted doing individual work off to the side at Cowboys training camp. He has reportedly been sprinting without any noticeable hitch/limp, 10 months after suffering a torn ACL and MCL in a Week 4 game. While Ezekiel Elliott figures to handle most of the workload, a healthy Dunbar would be a serious threat to claim some of the passing-down work, as he had 21 receptions in just four appearances last year.
PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 4 weeks ago
Dunbar (knee) was placed on the PUP list to begin training camp, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
This was fully expected, with Dunbar still rehabbing from the torn ACL and MCL he suffered in October. While highly questionable to be ready for Week 1, he might eventually threaten some of Ezekiel Elliott's passing-down workload, having caught 21 passes in just four games last season.
PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 1 month ago
Dunbar continues to make good progress in his rehab from knee surgery, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports. "He's worked so hard and he's come so far so fast - a lot faster than anyone ever dreamed that he could come," executive VP Stephen Jones said Monday. "But we've also got to do what's in his best interest and certainly not jeopardize any of the hard work that he has put into this."
While it's encouraging news, Jones stopped short of suggesting that Dunbar would be ready to play by Week 1, something Jones did do with tight end Gavin Escobar (Achilles). It still seems likely that Dunbar will begin the season on the PUP list.
PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 2 months ago
Although he wasn't a participant during Tuesday's minincamp, Dunbar (knee) was able to run routes on the side, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
That's encouraging news for the scatback, but the Cowboys likely won't know until training camp begins whether Dunbar has a shot at being ready for Week 1. Even if he is far enough along in his recovery from a torn ACL to avoid the PUP list, his role could be a lot smaller this season with fourth overall pick Ezekiel Elliott expected to become the team's new three-down back, lessening the need for a passing-down specialist like Dunbar in the offense.
PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 5 months ago
The Cowboys aren't yet sure when Dunbar (torn ACL) will be able to resume football activities, and he could begin the regular season on the PUP list, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.
If that were the case, Dunbar would be required to miss the first six weeks of the season, but the progress of his recovery from the knee injury that ended his 2015 campaign should become clearer once training camp draws closer.
PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 5 months ago
The Cowboys and Dunbar agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Suffering a cascade of body blows early last season in the form of injuries to Dez Bryant (foot) and Tony Romo (shoulder), the Cowboys relied on their running backs to keep the offense afloat. Through the first three games, Dunbar served as a reliable receiving threat, notching 21 catches (on 23 targets) for 215 yards, but a torn ACL suffered in Week 4 ended the campaign abruptly. While the backfield is still populated by No. 1 option Darren McFadden, Dunbar's recovery will forecast what role he'll hold in the fall.
PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 8 months ago
Dunbar (torn ACL) finished the season with a career-high 21 games in 23 targets for 215 yards in just four games, adding five carries for 67 yards.
After Dez Bryant got hurt in Week 1, Dunbar emerged as the most dynamic receiving threat the Cowboys had before his own campaign was cut short. The undersized scatback has battled injuries throughout his career and now heads into free agency, but the Cowboys have no one else with his skill set on the roster so don't be surprised if he returns to the team in 2016.
PLance DunbarRB DAL (7) 11 months ago
Dunbar (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
This comes as no surprise as Dunbar had surgery earlier in the week to repair a torn ACL and he also has a partially torn MCL. The Cowboys signed wide receiver Vince Mayle to take Dunbar's spot on the roster.