Cowboys' offseason outlook: Running backs

With the Super Bowl finally concluded, we can finally settle into the true business of the offseason -- assessing the coming months and the way they'll affect the makeup of the Cowboys' roster. The start of free agency is still roughly a month away, and the NFL draft is still nearly three months away. Despite that, I wanted to look at the roster that's currently in place at Valley...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Dallas Cowboys need to sign DeMarco Murray

The Dallas Cowboys are in quite the quandary with their running back situation.  The Cowboys have DeMarco Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher, and the rest of their running backs.  Joseph Randle, Ryan Williams, and Lance Dunbar make up the rest of the tandem that carries the rock for the Cowboys. As we have seen in the last week, Randle has gotten himself in trouble legally, once...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Randle, Dunbar wait on status of Cowboys' Murray

IRVING, Texas (AP) Joseph Randle says he goes into every game not really knowing what his workload will be. So the Dallas running back doesn't really see this week as anything unusual, even if he might be taking the place of NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray. The Cowboys don't know if Murray can play Sunday against Indianapolis after breaking his left hand in last weekend's victory...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray Watch - Broken Hand

The Dallas Cowboys could possibly face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16 of NFL without RB DeMarco Murray.  Murray,k who leads the NFL with 1687 rushing yards, suffered a broken hand on Sunday Night Football, in a win over Philadelphia Eagles and could require surgery!  Should he miss any time, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar would split carries for the Cowboys.  They have combined...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys on the verge of being a dynasty in the next 10 years?

SPONSORED BY THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY What is a dynasty? How many championships does a team need to rack up in a certain period of time to qualify? The Niners of the 80s and 90s come to mind with their perfect 5-0 Super Bowl record. So do the Cowboys and Steelers, two proud franchises with multiple titles and dominant runs of their own. How about right now in the NFL, who’s on the...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Film Room: Breaking down Dallas Cowboys receiver Lance Dunbar’s big catch

For the most part, Lance Dunbar has been a non-factor for the Dallas Cowboys this season. Prior to the Seattle game, Dunbar only managed to have 84 yards on 16 total touches. For a player the Cowboys treated with “kid gloves” Dunbar had many questioning why he was even on the roster. But Dunbar made a game changing play on Sunday, late in the second quarter that helped Dallas...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys mindful of DeMarco Murray's carry count

From the coaching staff to the front office, the Cowboys are aware of DeMarco Murray's carry count. Through six games, Murray isn't just the NFL's leading rusher. He's the runaway leader in carries, as well, with 159 on the year - 26.5 per game. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he's confident Murray can carry the load, but he's also aware of the role backups Joseph...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Keys to Victory Against Rams

The Cowboys will be looking to win their 2nd consecutive game. DeMarco Murray has had career games against the Rams, and he’ll need that same production today for us to win this game. If I’m the Rams, I load up the box and I would test Romo’s arm. The Rams will want to see if Romo is still playing injured and force the ball in the air and hope for the bad decisions from the...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

All 22 review: Which Dallas Cowboys came to play on Sunday?

I just got done watching the all-22 film from the Dallas Cowboys win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Here’s some observations: - I thought DeMarco Murray ran hard. He missed some holes and fumbled, but he carried the offense Sunday. And as good as DeMarco Murray ran on Sunday, his blocking in pass protection was even better. This offseason, I really wanted to see Dallas use...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Run Cowboys run

Caption (credit: Watch the Cowboys run. There is a new plan in Big D. The new plan will allow the run to set up the passing game. This will be a difference maker for the offensive this season. For the last few seasons, the Cowboys have had to use the pass to set up their running game. The opposing teams had knowledge of Tony Romo’s ability to throw the ball, even...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Murray’s injury history suggest the Cowboys to keep four backs?

The Dallas Cowboys running back competition has been heating up all preseason. Of course this is a situation any team would like to have, but that doesn’t make the decision any easier. DeMarco Murray and Lance Dunbar are locks for first and second on the running backs depth chart, but the third and possibly fourth remains a giant question mark. Given the history of the injuries...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Possible Surprise Cuts Looming

We’re coming down to the nitty-gritty, with just two preseason games remaining and roster cuts along the way, it’s time to look at who could be this year’s surprise cuts. Like clockwork, each year there will be some surprise cuts, ones that nobody sees coming except the coaches. Let me just preface this by saying these are just possible surprise cuts and not gospel by any...
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August 20, 2014  |  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...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys RB Ryan Williams on Track to Make Team?

During the offseason, the Cowboys signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams to compete for a job in the backfield.Starter DeMarco Murray is safe as long as he remains healthy, and Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle aren’t newbies.Williams will have to earn his way onto the team and prove that one of the above mentioned backs is expendable.According to Dallas Cowboys...
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July 31, 2014  |  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...
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July 31, 2014  |  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...
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July 29, 2014  |  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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July 21, 2014  |  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...
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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 for the team.For the Dallas Cowboys...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 25, 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 America...
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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...
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June 18, 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...
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June 02, 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...
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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
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