Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
2 weeks ago

Dunbar carried the ball three times for 20 yards and caught three of six targets for 19 yards in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles in Week 17.

EDGE Analysis

The 39 yards from scrimmage were actually a season high for Dunbar, who saw very little action in 2016 behind Ezekiel Elliott due to injuries and the emergence of Cole Beasley as Dak Prescott's preferred short-yardage receiving option. Dunbar can be an explosive player when he gets a chance, but even if he returns to Dallas in 2017, his touches will likely remain very limited.

Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
1 month ago

Dunbar didn't receive a carry but caught three of five targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The catches and targets were season highs for Dunbar, as were his 19 snaps on offense, but his third-down role is now in some jeopardy with Darren McFadden (elbow) expected to rejoin the active roster this week. Ezekiel Elliott sees the bulk of the action in the Dallas backfield anyway, but McFadden's considered a better blocker than Dunbar and Cole Beasley has solidified his hold on the slot receiver role, leaving very few situations in which Dunbar is the Cowboys' best option.

Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
2 months ago

Dunbar (knee) is active for Sunday's game in Cleveland, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Available for the first time since Week 4, Dunbar's pass-catching chops would be valuable in previous iterations of Dallas' backfield. However, Ezekiel Elliott has acquitted himself well in that realm, which could result in next to no snaps for Dunbar.

Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
2 months ago

Dunbar (knee) was a full practice participant Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cleveland, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

A full practice participant throughout the week, Dunbar is seemingly ready to play for the first time since Week 4. His role as a passing-down specialist may be very limited, after rookie Ezekiel Elliott flashed his three-down skillset in Dunbar's absence.

Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
2 months ago

Dunbar (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dunbar was unable to suit up for Sunday's win over the Eagles as he dealt with knee soreness throughout the week, but his health appears to be more promising as the Cowboys head into Week 9's tilt against the Browns. Fellow running back Ezekiel Elliott will remain the clear top option out of the backfield regardless.

Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
3 months ago

Dunbar (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming out of a bye week, Dunbar was a limited practice participant each day, suggesting he's still dealing with some soreness in his surgically repaired knee. His absence means Ezekiel Elliott will continue to get most of the playing time in obvious passing situations, in addition to handling the bulk of the rushing workload.

Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
3 months ago

Dunbar (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coming out of a bye, Dunbar practiced in a limited capacity throughout the week, potentially setting him up to play for the first time since Week 4. He doesn't have much stand-alone value as a pass-catching back in a run-heavy offense, but his two-game absence did provide a small boost to Ezekiel Elliott, who drew four targets in both of those games. The rookie had either one or two targets in each of the four games Dunbar played.

Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
3 months ago

Dunbar (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dunbar hasn't seen game action since Week 4 against the 49ers when he notched 16 total yards on three touches. Given his limited participation this early in the week, he could be able to return for Sunday's contest against the Eagles.

Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
3 months ago

Dunbar (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dunbar was always expected to miss Week 6, as the Cowboys often employ the label "questionable" for players that are not intending to play. Ezekiel Elliot will likely see an expanded passing down role just as he did in Week 5.

Lance Dunbar
RB DAL (7)
3 months ago

Dunbar (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Green Bay, despite failing to practice for a second straight week.

EDGE Analysis

The Cowboys heavily favor the 'questionable' designation on their injury report, often using it on players that are weeks away from returning. Owner/GM Jerry Jones ruled Dunbar out for Week 6 shortly after the conclusion of the team's Week 5 contest, suggesting the pass-catching back is not close to a return. Dunbar may be be sidelined beyond the Cowboys' Week 7 bye, as he injured the surgically repaired knee in which he suffered a torn ACL and patella last season. His absence has freed up passing-down work for Ezekiel Elliott, who responded last week with career-high marks in targets (four), catches (three) receiving yards (37) and snap percentage (78.9).