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Sat, 11 May 2013 10:12:37 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Kendial Lawrence could compete with RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner for the final running back roster spot during offseason workouts and training camp.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:25:36 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones praised RB Lance Dunbar at the NFL meetings. "Dunbar is pretty impressive when you look back (on his season)," Jerry Jones said. "When he got his chances, he did real well. He was in some pretty critical situations. He's got a real receiver knack. He can find the soft spot. He gives us an alternative. He's going to have to make the contribution on special teams. It's hard not to have that third back be a special teams contributor."
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:06:27 -0800
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team will look to add another running back this offseason that can be a backup to RB DeMarco Murray. Jones said the team likes RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner but see them more as third-down backs.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:08:26 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys will likely not select a running back in the NFL Draft. Instead, the team will likely rely on RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner to back up starting RB DeMarco Murray.
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:07:50 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner are expected to backups to RB DeMarco Murray next season.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:23:14 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones is in the final year of his deal, and he is unlikely to be re-signed, especially since young RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner showed promise behind RB DeMarco Murray.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 19:27:02 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (knee) was able to play in Week 12 against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 22, and he had six rushes for a team-best 14 yards. Jones was able to score a touchdown on a catch, finishing with three grabs and 47 yards. RB Lance Dunbar had one run for eight yards, and he added three grabs for 21 yards.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:48:40 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar could start at running back in Week 12 if RBs DeMarco Murray (foot) and Felix Jones (knee) are not able to play.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:22:13 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar could start if RB Felix Jones (knee) is unable to play. "I think I'll be ready," Dunbar said. "I've been here long enough to learn the offense and my assignments to help my team win and do whatever they need me to do whenever they need me to do." Dunbar has closed the deal in the fourth quarter during the team's two-game winning streak. He's rushed for a total of 30 yards during that span.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:32:53 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RBs Lance Dunbar and Phillip Tanner figure to get the brunt of the carries in Week 12 against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 22, if the team's top two rushers, RB Felix Jones (knee) and RB DeMarco Murray (foot) cannot go. Dunbar said he would welcome more touches, if given the opportunity. "I'm ready for it," Dunbar said. "I know the offense. I know my assignments. Anthony I can do to help the team, I will."
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:21:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) had a minor procedure done on his knee after the Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 21:44:38 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones carried 16 times for a team-high 71 yards in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he added three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown. RB Lance Dunbar spelled him, running six times for 20 yards.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:48:57 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar picked up more carries in the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons than RB Phillip Tanner. Head coach Jason Garrett explained that Tanner's special teams duties pushed the team to give Dunbar more touches.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 05:49:51 -0800
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones started in the team's Week 9 game, while RB Lance Dunbar received a majority of the snaps as the backup instead of RB Phillip Tanner. The Cowboys rushed for 65 yards on 18 carries. Jones had 39 yards on nine carries and Dunbar, on eight carries, picked up 26 yards.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:38:01 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys haven't had a running game since losing RB DeMarco Murray (foot) to a sprained left foot in mid-October. Since he has been out, the team has rushed 48 times but averaged just 2.2 yards per carry on the ground. RB Felix Jones (shoulder, knee) isn't 100 percent, but he is probable on the team's official injury report for Week 9. The Cowboys would prefer to continue relying on him because RBs Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar are not as sound in pass protection.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:52:12 -0700
Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris will be the team's punt returner in Week 9 while RB Lance Dunbar will handle the kick return duties.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:45:31 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones' (knee, neck) health now is an area of concern as the team prepares for its Week 9 game. In addition to a bruised knee suffered in a game Oct. 21, Jones also suffered a nerve irritation in his neck in the first series of that game. Jones carried the ball 13 times for just 19 yards in Week 8. He was on the practice field Thursday, Nov. 1, with his knee taped up. "We'll see what his health is going into this game," head coach Jason Garrett said. "Certainly those other guys have to be ready to play." RBs Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar are the only two healthy backs currently on the roster.
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:55:52 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (knee) will start in Week 8 in place of RB DeMarco Murray (foot). RB Phillip Tanner will also see action, and there's a good chance the team finds a role for RB Lance Dunbar in the game as well.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:07:25 -0700
Despite the loss of Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) for the Week 7 game against the Carolina Panthers, the combination of RBs Felix Jones, Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar should be able to run against a rush defense allowing 127 yards per game.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:41:45 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) is unlikely to play in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers after suffering ligament damage in his left foot in Week 6. Murray will likely be on a week-to-week status, according to sources. An MRI exam showed no broken bones, though. Murray was not in a walking boot after the game.
Fantasy Tip: If Murray misses significant time, look for Felix Jones to become the every-down back, with Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar also having increased roles.
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:14:55 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar was fielding kickoffs with RB Felix Jones as the deep returners during the early portion of practice Thursday, Oct. 11.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:26:49 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said RB Felix Jones will still be the team's kick returner, even though RB Lance Dunbar was added to the roster to help with special teams. "I still think that Felix has the ability to do what we want to do, which is make some plays," Jones said. "He's showing more burst the last couple of weeks, so I don't want to dismiss him."
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:43:50 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys may have RB Lance Dunbar take over the kick return duties from RB Felix Jones.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:37:43 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have promoted RB Lance Dunbar to the active roster from the practice squad.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:38:04 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys have decided against signing practice squad RB Lance Dunbar to their active roster.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 08:49:30 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar will be added to the active roster Wednesday, Sept. 5, and available to play a role in the return game in Week 1, according to a source.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 10:04:21 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys released OT Jeff Adams, LB Baraka Atkins, DT Ben Bass, WR Tim Benford, DT Robert Callaway, QB Rudy Carpenter, FB Shaun Chapas, WR Danny Coale, RB Lance Dunbar, DT Clifton Geathers, OG Harland Gunn, WR Saalim Hakim, LB Adrian Hamilton, OG Ronald Leary, LB Orie Lemon, RB Jamize Olawale, OT Pat McQuistan, CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB Lionel Smith, TE Andrew Szczerba, SS Eddie Whitley and CB Teddy Williams. The team also waived injured OG Daniel Loper (undisclosed).
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 09:53:32 -0700
Free-agent RB Lance Dunbar (Cowboys) cleared waivers and will return to the Dallas Cowboys on the practice squad roster.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:42:18 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys will release RB Lance Dunbar. The team hopes to sign him to their practice squad.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:22:26 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar is unlikely to make the final roster; however, the team is hopeful Dunbar can develop for a year on the practice squad.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:59:26 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner carried nine times for 48 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale Wednesday, Aug. 29, against the Miami Dolphins. Tanner is battling RB Lance Dunbar for the No. 3 tailback job.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:58:55 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar carried 15 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale Wednesday, Aug. 29, against the Miami Dolphins. He also had two receptions for five yards. Dunbar is battling RB Phillip Tanner for the No. 3 tailback job. If Dunbar fails to win a roster spot, he is believed to be a prime practice squad candidate.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:21:44 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar is still in the mix for the No. 3 running back job. Dunbar could improve his chances for the role if he can contribute as a returner.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 19:54:42 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (hamstring) suffered tightness in his hamstring during practice Saturday, Aug. 4.
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:05:25 -0700
Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner will try to hold off a charge from RB Lance Dunbar for the third running back job in training camp. Both players are the result of scouting work done in Dallas Day workouts, the team's pre-draft workouts for Dallas-area prospects.
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:04:53 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys hold their annual Dallas Day workouts before the draft for players with ties to the local area. Former WR Patrick Crayton is the biggest success story from past workouts, but current RB Phillip Tanner is an example on the current roster of a player who caught the eye of the team in Dallas Day workouts. Four players were inked as a result of these workouts this year. LB Adrian Hamilton is a pass rusher who has a chance to make the team. CB Isaac Madison earned some reps with the first-team nickel package, and will be fighting for a fifth cornerback job in training camp. WR Cole Beasley might be another option in the pass game, while RB Lance Dunbar will be fighting for the No. 3 running back job. Dunbar will also get a chance to impress on kickoff returns.
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:22:57 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys announced Monday, April 30, they have agreed to terms with undrafted rookie free-agent OT Jeff Adams (Columbia), OT Levy Adcock (Oklahoma State), WR Cole Beasley (Southern Methodist), WR Tim Benford (Tennessee Tech), TE George Bryan (North Carolina State), OT Taylor Dever (Notre Dame), RB Lance Dunbar (North Texas), OG Harland Gunn (Miami), WR Saalim Hakim (Tarleton State), LB Adrian Hamilton (Prairie View A&M), LS Charley Hughlett (Central Florida), WR Donavon Kemp (UTEP), OG Ronald Leary (Memphis), CB Isaac Madison (Arkansas), OT Tyrone Novikoff (Idaho), RB Darrell Scott (South Florida), CB Lionel Smith (Texas A&M), TE Andrew Szczerba (Penn State), LB Aston Whiteside (Abilene Christian), S Eddie Whitley (Virginia Tech) and CB Troy Woolfolk (Michigan).