QLance Dunbar RB DAL 1 month 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.

Competitive 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 1 month ago

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

Competitive 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 4 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.

Competitive 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 months ago

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

Competitive 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 months ago

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

Competitive 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 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.

Competitive 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 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.

Competitive 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 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.

Competitive 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.

QLance Dunbar RB DAL 7 months ago

Dunbar caught three passes on five targets for 45 yards Sunday, adding one carry for eight yards.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Most of the damage came on a 39-yard strike down the sideline from Tony Romo in the third quarter, right before Romo was injured. With the Cowboys starting quarterback now out for two months or longer due to a broken clavicle though, Dunbar's role in the offense doesn't figure to improve with Brandon Weeden under center, as the team will likely focus more on its run game.

QLance Dunbar RB DAL 8 months ago2 Comments

Dunbar caught all eight of his targets for 70 yards in Sunday's 27-26 win over the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Dunbar didn't have any carries but got most of the passing-down work, which led to a busy second half as the Cowboys successfully mounted a comeback. Dunbar notably picked up 40 yards on two receptions on the first two plays of the Cowboys' game-winning drive, taking advantage of a New York defense that was mostly focused on stopping intermediate and deep passes. Dunbar could have some quiet weeks when the Cowboys are able to sit on a lead, but he showed Sunday that he'll likely be a key part of the offense when the team falls behind.