Jerry Jones: It’s unnecessary to move any faster on a new Dez Bryant contract

If Scott Linehan’s offensive scheme can lead to increased production from players like Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, Gavin Escobar and Lance Dunbar, Jerry Jones says, “I think you’re going to see an even more productive Dez Bryant.” It’s pretty simple, if those players produce, teams will have a more difficult time double-teaming the Pro Bowl receiver. “He’s got...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys have big plans for Lance Dunbar in 2014

The Cowboys have made it clear that they’re saving running back Lance Dunbar for the upcoming season after holding him out of last week’s preseason opener. “Certainly we have a good feel for what he can do,” coach Jason Garrett said, per “We just want to be selective with certain guys in preseason. DeMarco Murray did not play in the game. We felt the same...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 days ago  |  Discuss

By sitting, Lance Dunbar's value shows

To know what the Dallas Cowboys think about running back Lance Dunbar, all you need to see is that he was a healthy scratch, like Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, DeMarco Murray and Orlando Scandrick. “Certainly we have a good feel for what he can do,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We just want to be selective with certain guys in preseason. DeMarco Murray did not play in the game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Cowboys, Dolphins, Lions, & Patriots

  Bengals The Bengals could add a quarterback at some point in the coming days, depending on how the tests come back regarding Jason Campbell’s throwing arm. (Geoff Hobson) Bills Despite previous reports that mentioned Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula bid $1.3 billion for the Bills franchise, sources mentioned that this figure is “way off.” His actual bid for the team was reportedly...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys RB Randle Looks Good While Murray/Dunbar Sidelined

Cowboys second-year running back Joseph Randle was solid in a starting role with DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar sidelined.Fantasy Spin:Randle rushed 13 times for 50 yards. He's stuck at No. 3 on the depth chart, but showed he could perform if called upon.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys starters Romo, Witten, DeMarco Murray not expected to play preseason opener

Tony Romo won’t play against San Diego on Thursday in the Cowboys’ preseason opener. But tight end Jason Witten and running backs DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar are also expected to sit out the game, according to a source. This isn’t a surprise. Last season, Romo, Murray and Witten were held out of the team’s first exhibition game against Miami in Canton, Ohio. Meanwhile...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Chargers, Cowboys, Lions, Packers, Raiders, & Seahawks

  Chargers WR Malcom Floyd‘s strong training camp continued on Wednesday. (Eric D. Williams) OL coach Joe D’Alessandris swapped the left and right sides of his offensive lineman during practice to build position versatility. (Eric D. Williams) Cowboys QB Tony Romo returned to practice on Wednesday and completed 12 of 18 attempts. (Todd Archer) RB Lance Dunbar could...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
20 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray adds to Lance Dunbar hype

The Dallas Cowboys' offseason has been filled with plenty of buzz and positive coach-speak surrounding third-year running back Lance Dunbar. The bandwagon is filling up so fast that you might think that Dunbar is competing for a featured role. Murray and the coaches have made it clear that he's only a compliment, but in the new offensive scheme he will have a greater opportunity...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dark horse RBs Lance Dunbar and David Wilson vie for FSLR's ultimate sleeper title

Asher Molk tees up Lance Dunbar: When looking at potential RB sleepers in PPR leagues, the easiest way to strike gold is to find guys with a sneaky chance at 65+ receptions. Danny Woodhead (finished as RB12) had an ADP late in the 8th round, and was available even later in some drafts. Pierre Thomas (led all RBs in receptions) was an even better value. This year’s candidate?...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Cowboys, Lions, Redskins, & Vikings

  Cowboys Todd Archer of ESPN takes a look at the Cowboys running back situation as they prepare for training camp. Archer has DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar as the only “locks” to make the team. However, Archer believes Joseph Randle and Tyler Clutts are “virtual locks” to make the cut. That leaves Ryan Williams, Ben Malena, and J.C. Copeland possibly on the outside...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Lance ready to raise the bar?

When a good player plays in the right system, it can be a thing of beauty. When I think of perfect fits, I think of Marvin Harrison in Indianapolis or Marshall Faulk with the Rams. And to a much smaller degree, I think Lance Dunbar is a perfect fit in Scott Linehan’s offense and 2014 will be a breakout season for him. And I’m not the only one who thinks this. There has been a...
Via cover32
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5 Dallas Cowboys "Sleepers" to Watch in 2014

I'll start off by clarifying the fact that a "sleeper" doesn't mean someone you don't know in this situation, but it's someone who's not expected to have a big year, but could burst onto the scene in 2014. These are the players who you probably don't expect to play much, or at least do much with their time on the field, but could end up being big...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Dunbar is 100 percent healthy, ready to contribute

Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar is 100 percent healthy and ready to contribute this season. “I kind of put those things in the past. It’s a whole new year. I can’t live off the past,” Dunbar said, via FOX Sports. “I’ve been feeling pretty good, not having any problems, no soreness or anything. I feel 100 percent.” Dallas running backs coach Gary Brown likes what he...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Healthy Dunbar ready to add to Dallas backfield

IRVING, Texas - It's awful hard not to like Lance Dunbar and respect what he's been able to accomplish in his first two seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. Sure, Dunbar, a product of Haltom City High School and North Texas, missed nearly half of last season with a season-ending knee injury, but the 24-year-old running back has carved out a nice niche for himself with...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Projected 53 Man Roster and Depth Chart

Follow @JohnMiceli15 Quarterback #459534595 / This post is a Dallas Cowboys 53 Man Roster and depth chart.  It is based on my predictions and projections for what I believe the team will do with their roster, and I will weigh options that will look me to the best possible roster.  Thanks for reading! 1. Tony Romo The Cowboys have committed to him, despite the...
Via TopSportsReport
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys using ballet in hopes of decreasing injuries

The Dallas Cowboys are hoping that ballet will help them decrease the amount of hamstring injuries their players suffer,  according to Todd Archer of The Cowboys actually installed ballet bars right outside their locker room so their players can do some extra stretching if they feel the need to. Associate athletic trainer Britt Brown, “told me, ‘You know, that’s...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart Analysis: Running Back

Depth ChartDeMarco Murray - 4th Season(All with Cowboys)Lance Dunbar - 3rd Season(All with Cowboys)Joseph Randle - 2nd Season(All with Cowboys)Ryan Williams - 3rd Season(FA Addition)Ben Malena - Rookie(Undrafted FA)Tyler Clutts(FB) - 4th Season(2nd with Cowboys)J.C. Copeland(FB) - Rookie(Undrafted FA) AnalysisMurray was able to participate in more games last year than he had in...
Via Football Nation
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dunbar excited for role in offense

Lance Dunbar has taken a quick look at the Detroit Lions offense the past few years to get a feel for the Dallas Cowboys' newest playcaller, Scott Linehan. "It's pretty exciting," Dunbar said. "There's a lot of screens and stuff. He got them the ball in space." Lions running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell combined for more than 100 catches. Bush...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys RBs Joseph Randle & Ryan Williams Could Be Competing For A Roster Spot

  Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas mentioned over the holiday weekend that second-year RB Joseph Randle could be in danger of losing his roster spot this summer now that the team has signed Ryan Williams. Archer was responded to a question in his mailbag in which he was asked about Lance Dunbar‘s future with the team, but he doesn’t think Dunbar is at risk of being cut in the coming...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

As OTA’s begin, will R. Williams take over back-up RB spot?

For football heads, the start of organized team activities is about as nerdy as one may get about football. The Combine and Draft were nice build-ups, but OTA’s is where football geeks get dirty. Or it’s just a way for football aficionados to get their fill before the season starts? The Cowboys begin OTA’s on Tuesday and there are actually a couple of story lines worth paying...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Melton not expected to get on the field until training camp

According to, defensive tackle Henry Melton is not expected to get on the field until training camp as he continues to recover from ACL surgery. In 2013, Sean Lee and Lance Dunbar had their seasons cut short with injuries, but expect both to be ready to go Tuesday when the team takes the field at Valley Ranch. Henry Melton will not be as fortunate and will make...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys OC loves Lance Dunbar

According to Bryan Braoddus of,  new offensive coordinator Bill Callahan loves running back Lance Dunbar. “@u_wanna_beHEAVY: @BryanBroaddus you think ryan williams can challenge dunbar for 2nd string” different style of back. New OC loves Dunbar. — Bryan Broaddus (@BryanBroaddus) May 18, 2014 It will be interesting to see what kind of role Dunbar has in...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cowboys are expected to sign around 20 undrafted rookies

No one has to tell the Cowboys about the importance of undrafted rookie signings. Recent Cowboys signings like Dan Bailey, Barry Church and Lance Dunbar were undrafted rookies. So was Miles Austin, who was let go by the team earlier in the offseason. And of course there's Tony Romo, who needs no introduction among Cowboys fans. Based off their past successes, the Cowboys...
Via The Outlaws
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Compensatory Picks and Undrafted Free Agents

The Dallas Cowboys are renowned for their ability to cull talent out of the undrafted free agent pool, a tradition that goes back to the days of Cliff Harris, Drew Pearson, and Everson Walls. Even today, the Cowboys roster is laden with un-selected sensations like Tony Romo, Lance Dunbar, and Barry Church. So how will the Cowboys fare now that they have three additional picks in...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys' Lance Dunbar "100 percent" after surgery; ready for 2014 season

Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar said during a Monday interview with Jordan Ross from All 22 Breakdown that he feels 100 percent and is ready to go for the 2014 season. Last season Dunbar underwent surgery to repair a damaged posterolateral corner of his left knee, injury he sustained on November 28th against the Raiders.Dunbar brings a different dynamic to the Cowboys and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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