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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:36:17 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar is expected to have the biggest impact of any of the running backs in the passing game, according to Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News.
Fantasy Tip: It is still anticipated that Dunbar will see less playing time between Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and himself, but he could be used most of the three in the passing game. In point-per-reception leagues, he should be drafted as a RB5 with RB4 upside if McFadden gets hurt.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:07:48 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RBs Darren McFadden, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar are still battling each other for the starting running back position, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. "I can't say who is going to be the lead dog right now, but those guys are going to compete and we're going to do what's necessary to win games," Brown said.
Fantasy Tip: Brown can say what he wants, but Randle and McFadden are probably the likely candidates to receive the most touches, with Randle having a slight edge for being named the starter. Randle should be taken as a RB3, or low-end RB2 in deeper leagues, while McFadden is more of a low-end RB3 to high-end RB4, especially taking his injury history into consideration.
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:30:52 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Ryan Williams is unlikely to make the 53-man roster projected by beat writer Todd Archer. The team's running backs would be RBs Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and FB Tyler Clutts.
Fantasy Tip: Williams could still very well make the team, as this is just one man's opinion, but the former Cardinals tailback needs to prove he can stay healthy and be effective first.
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 17:30:57 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar has been working as the primary back during two-minute drills in OTAs, but Bob Sturm of the Dallas Morning News believes RB Ryan Williams could end up taking Dunbar's spot on the roster because of Dunbar's lack of size and limited skill set.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:42:42 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar has been working as the primary back in the two-minute drills during organized team activities and could be the team's third-down back this season.
Fantasy Tip: Dunbar probably will not receive regular carries during the regular season but could be used as a receiver out of the backfield. Dunbar would have more value in point-per-reception leagues if he wins the job and could be a late-round option.
Thu, 14 May 2015 16:41:17 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones expressed confidence in the team's overall run game Thursday, May 14. "You say the entire running game, and that would be including our tight ends, including our fullback – the entire game – we're better," Jones said. The Cowboys have yet to determine roles for their running backs. As it stands, RB Darren McFadden is at the top of the depth chart, with RBs Joseph Randle, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams in the mix.
Fantasy Tip: With McFadden's extensive injury history he'll represent too much uncertainty come draft time. If Joseph Randle remains buried on the depth chart, he'll make for an excellent source of value after he rushed for 6.7 yards per carry on 51 attempts last season.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:40:22 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar and P Chris Jones re-signed to undisclosed deals Tuesday, April 21.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:15:43 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RBs Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Joseph Randle figure to see a good amount of work in 2015. Head coach Jason Garrett said the team would like to continue their emphasis on inside running after losing RB DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles. "Absolutely," Garrett said. "It has to be replaced. It was a good style of football for us to play. We will try to continue to do that."
Fantasy Tip: Run DMC is listed as the team's No. 1 running back on their depth chart with Dunbar and Randle as the secondary backs. Dunbar is a change-of-pace back and is more of a PPR RB5 flyer. McFadden and Randle are pretty similar, but McFadden has a lengthy history of futility and injuries. It's possible the younger Randle overtakes him in camp. For now, though, McFadden should be viewed as a high-end RB3 and Randle as a RB4.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:42:03 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) will likely be a game-time decision against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones said the team is still evaluating Murray's status for this weekend. "I think we just want to take a look at it. We don't know," Jones said. "I'm not so sure, when they say the definition of healing, how much can heal between now and Sunday." RBs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will prepare for increased workloads if Murray can't play, and RB Ryan Williams could be activated off the practice squad.
Fantasy Tip: With Dallas playing an afternoon game Sunday, that makes Murray ($8,200) even more risky at FantasyScore in Week 16. Randle ($5,900) and Dunbar ($3,000) are both more than acceptable plays against a weak Colts run D if Murray sits out. Dunbar is probably the better value play at FantasyScore, though, since it's a PPR league.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:14:28 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) has a good chance to play in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts despite having surgery on a broken left hand, according to owner Jerry Jones. However, Jones thinks RBs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar can carry the load efficiently if Murray has to sit. Jones also added that Murray won't need to practice this week in order to play.
Fantasy Tip: As of right now, Murray's $8,200 FantasyScore salary seems much too risky against the Indianapolis Colts, who have been run on mostly all year. You'll need to keep track of Murray's status throughout the week, and the fact that they play an afternoon game makes him all the more risky. However, having either Randle ($5,900) or Dunbar ($3,000) to fall back on is nice.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:10:43 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle will be the primary running back in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts if RB DeMarco Murray (hand) is forced to miss the game. RB Lance Dunbar would likely step into a bigger role, as well. "I have a lot of confidence that Joseph Randle would step up and play big for us," owner Stephen Jones said. "Anytime that he's had a chance to run the ball this year -- which maybe hasn't been enough -- he's been very successful."
Fantasy Tip: Randle should be your first priority on the waiver wire this week, especially if you own Murray. Dunbar could be a nice consolation price, though, especially in PPR leagues such as FantasyScore. Both could be nice sleeper picks in daily leagues against the Colts this weekend if Murray is inactive.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:38:58 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is likely to have his workload lessened by head coach Jason Garrett to preserve him for the long season. Murray is currently on pace to tie Larry Johnson's single-season record for carries with 416. Murray has run the ball 130 times for 670 yards in the team's first five games of the season. He carried a career-high 31 times for 136 yards in Week 5. Murray has had at least 22 carries in the five games, which is the most he's had in any five-game span in his career.
"DeMarco was out there and we think that's probably too many carries in the game, week in and week out," Garrett said. "He ended up with 31 so we'd like to get that number lower. We'd really just like to get the other guys an opportunity. I don't see any wear and tear in DeMarco but having said that, we want to make sure we create a rotation and we'll focus on doing that in the next few weeks." Murray has never had more than 217 carries in a season. RBs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar have combined for 22 carries and 88 yards.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't discourage you from using Murray in your daily lineups at FantasyScore. He has been the most productive back in fantasy football, and that shouldn't change drastically with fewer touches.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:56:40 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Friday, Oct. 3, that RB Joseph Randle can be effective, and he could be in line for a few more snaps going forward. "The biggest threat to (RB DeMarco Murray's) stats is Joseph Randle," Jones said. "Frankly, I don't want to leave (RB Lance Dunbar) out of this equation, either. If we can, it would be good to have Dunbar with a few more touches. But make no mistake about it, Joseph Randle can be effective out there, too. Should we? We probably should have at least Randle get a few more snaps."
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:15:28 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is not expected to play in the first preseason game, according to a source. Dunbar has been participating in training camp but is coming off knee surgery.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:26:49 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar, WR Terrance Williams, WR Devin Street and WR Dwayne Harris fielded punts during practice Friday, July 25.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:34:52 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) hasn't missed a snap this offseason and should fill the third-down back role for the team this year, according to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. Archer also believes that Dunbar would likely remain the third-down back even if something happens to RB DeMarco Murray with either RB Joseph Randle or RB Ryan Williams taking over as the every-down back, depending on which player wins the job as the team's third back.
Fantasy Tip: Dunbar's involvement in the passing game could make him worth a flier in PPR leagues this year. However, his value is going to be capped if he is limited to mainly passing downs.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:36:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) said he feels 100 percent after missing the end of last season with a knee injury, and running backs coach Gary Brown plans to use the healthy Dunbar in variety of ways this season. "Well, he's a guy that's going to be a complete weapon," Brown said. "We can line him up anywhere on the team-tailback spot, at the wide receiver spot, in the slot. He has tremendous hands and he's just not a specialty guy."
Fantasy Tip: DeMarco Murray is the No. 1 guy in Dallas, but if he were to miss any time, Dunbar is a name to keep in mind. In the meantime, he could have some value in PPR leagues if the Cowboys decide to take advantage of his receiving skills.
Fri, 30 May 2014 11:59:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar is excited about his role in the offense in 2014. Dunbar said he watched a lot of tape of the Detroit Lions offense to get an idea of how offensive coordinator Scott Linehan calls games. "It's pretty exciting," Dunbar said. "There's a lot of screens and stuff. He got them the ball in space."
Mon, 26 May 2014 20:56:52 -0700
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) is expected to be on the field Tuesday, May 27, for the start of full-team organized team activities (OTAs). His season was cut short due to a knee injury.
Mon, 26 May 2014 14:46:51 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) and LB Sean Lee (neck) are expected to participate in organized team activities this week.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:22:25 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) has been participating in offseason workouts this week. He is expected to enter the 2014 season as the team's No. 2 running back.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:14:02 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) said should be 100 percent when offseason workouts start in April. Dunbar will be on crutches for two more weeks before he can fully participate in his rehab.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:21:03 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys plan to ride RB DeMarco Murray as much as they can after losing RB Lance Dunbar (knee). "DeMarco Murray is our lead back, has been our lead back all year long, has done an excellent job for us, did a really good job in the game the other day again," head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday, Dec. 3. "He'll be the lead dog. The other guys, (RBs Joseph Randle and Phillip Tanner) will have to step up if they have an opportunity if DeMarco can't go."
Fantasy Tip: If you're a Murray fantasy owner, this is music to your ears. Randle and Tanner are not real threats to push their way into a timeshare with Murray, so he will see a bulk of the carries in a league where in this day and age teams are using a two-back system. Over his past three games, Murray has 238 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and he has eight receptions for 79 yards over his past two outings.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:31:59 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) had season-ending surgery on his knee Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:37:45 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys placed RB Lance Dunbar (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:48:22 -0800
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) needs to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a lateral collateral ligament injury. The normal recovery time for the surgery is three months.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:02:36 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys fear RB Lance Dunbar (knee) has a season-ending knee injury that will require surgery after an initial MRI. The expected recovery time is three months.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:10:13 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) will have an MRI on his hyperextended left knee.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 18:15:54 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said RB Lance Dunbar (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee Week 13, but the team hopes he will not miss any games.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:31:15 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), WR Dwayne Harris (hip), DE George Selvie (shoulder), DT Marvin Austin (back), DT Jason Hatcher (neck) and SS Barry Church (hamstring) are listed as probable for Week 9. Austin, Church and Hatcher were limited during practice Friday, Nov. 1, while the other three players fully participated in practice.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:08:20 -0700
Dallas Cowboys OG Brian Waters (hamstring), DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh), LB DeVonte Holloman (neck), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring), FS J.J. Wilcox (knee) and SS Danny McCray (hip, toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 31. DT Jason Hatcher (neck) and SS Barry Church (hamstring) were limited during practice. RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), WR Dwayne Harris (hip) and DE George Selvie (shoulder) fully participated in practice.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:11:14 -0700
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring), LB DeVonte Holloman (neck), S Danny McCray (hip, toe), DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and S J.J. Wilcox (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. SS Barry Church (hamstring) and DT Jason Hatcher (neck) were limited. RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), WR Dwayne Harris (hip), RB DeMarco Murray (knee) and DE George Selvie (shoulder) practiced in full.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 19:18:38 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday, Oct. 27, that RB DeMarco Murray (knee) could have played in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions. "I think DeMarco Murray could have gone," Jones said. "I don't know what risk we would have taken with him, but he could have gone." RB Joseph Randle rushed for just 26 yards on 14 carries, and RB Lance Dunbar had 16 yards on five runs.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:52:48 -0700
Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (illness), DT Nick Hayden (back), RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), DT Jason Hatcher (neck), DE George Selvie (shoulder), OG Ronald Leary (knee) and WR Dwayne Harris (hip) are probable for Week 8. Hayden was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 25, while the others practiced in full.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:56:42 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, but the team is optimistic that he will play after he went through a third straight day of limited practice Friday, Oct. 25. Murray missed Week 7 with a sprained knee. "He's got a real shot," executive vice president Stephen Jones said of Murray. "Wouldn't say for sure. I think it's still questionable but we'll kind of see how he feels after today's practice and we'll see how it feels on Sunday and we'll make a decision …. We want to do right for DeMarco for the season not just one game." RB Joseph Randle would start again if Murray isn't able to suit up. RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring) will also be back in Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: Basically, Murray will be a game-time decision this weekend. Check back Sunday morning to find out if he's playing. If he's in there, he should probably be in your starting lineup, depending on your other options.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:37:40 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), DT Jason Hatcher (neck), DE George Selvie (shoulder) and S J.J. Wilcox (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:47:16 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), DT Jason Hatcher (neck) and DE George Selvie (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:26:48 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:04:09 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring) should be able to practice this week and play Week 8.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:46:56 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have declared OT Darrion Weems, OG David Arkin, RB DeMarco Murray, DL DeMarcus Ware, LB DeVonte Holloman, RB Lance Dunbar inactive for Week 7.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:25:34 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring) and LB DeVonte Holloman (neck) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and have been ruled out.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:02:58 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), LB DeVonte Holloman (neck), DE Edgar Jones (groin) and DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:41:40 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), DE Edgar Jones (groin), DE George Selvie (shoulder) and DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:33:44 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring) is likely to miss Week 7.
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:18:25 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have declared TE Andre P. Smith, CB Chris Greenwood, OT Darrion Weems, OG David Arkin, LB Edgar Jones, RB Lance Dunbar, C Phil Costa inactive for Week 6.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:40:22 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring) and DE Edgar Jones (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 6.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:34:51 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), DE Edgar Jones (groin) and LB Justin Durant (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:47:25 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring), LB Justin Durant (groin) and DE Edgar Jones (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:14:54 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring) left the team's Week 5 game early because of a hamstring injury.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:09:15 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (foot), SS Danny McCray (hamstring) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee) each entered the Week 2 game against the Kansas City Chiefs with injuries, but all made it through without any setbacks.