QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
1 week 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."

EDGE Analysis

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.

QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
1 month 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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
4 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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
4 months ago

The Cowboys and Dunbar agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
7 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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
10 months ago

Dunbar (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
10 months ago

Dunbar is slated to undergo surgery to repair his torn left ACL, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, Dunbar -- who is a candidate for IR -- also suffered a partially torn MCL during Sunday's game against the Saints. Now that he is no longer in the Cowboys' backfield mix, Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Christine Michael are left to handle the team's running back duties going forward.

QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
10 months ago4 Comments

The Cowboys fear that Dunbar (knee) tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during Sunday's loss to the Saints, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury didn't look good and the Cowboys aren't optimistic. Although nothing will be official until after Monday's MRI, Dunbar will likely miss a good chunk of the season, if not the rest of the year. His absence would leave a big void in the Dallas offense, as he caught 21 passes for 215 yards in the first three games, highlighted by a 10-catch, 100-yard outburst in Week 3. It's unclear whether the Cowboys prefer Joseph Randle or Darren McFadden for passing downs, as both likely represent a significant downgrade from Dunbar.

QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
10 months ago1 Comment

Dunbar left Sunday's game against the Saints with a knee injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the contest, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dunbar's left knee buckled as he tried to make a cut on the opening kickoff of the second half. It looked like a serious injury, and he wasn't able to put any weight on his left foot. If he misses time, the Cowboys will likely turn to Darren McFadden and/or Joseph Randle on passing downs. Dunbar has been very active in that role, catching 21 passes for 215 yards, with another 67 yards on five carries. He wasn't targeted in Sunday's game, but he did run for 54 yards on just three totes, providing nearly all of his rushing total for the season.

QLance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
10 months ago

Dunbar led the Cowboys with 10 catches on 10 targets for 100 yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. He also carried the ball once for five yards.

EDGE Analysis

Brandon Weeden made almost no effort to look downfield, confining himself to short routes and check-downs with Dunbar emerging as his favorite option. Expect the undersized back to remain a big part of the passing game as long as Weeden is under center.