Shortly after putting up his best game of his short career with Dallas, the Cowboys learned that backup running back Lance Dunbar will require surgery to repair a damaged posterolateral corner in his left knee, Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News reports.
In the Thanksgiving Day victory over the Raiders, Dunbar went for 82 yards--his greatest total of the season by more than 60 yards--on 12 carries. He also caught a pass for 12 yards. The North Texas product suffered the injury with less than six minutes left in the fourth quarter.
“It’s a tough pill to swallow right now,” Dunbar said. “I’m hurting right now. But eventually I’ll get over it.”
For now, Dunbar is focusing on remaining positive--an admittedly tough task for a man who has struggled through two years to remain healthy.
“I can’t do nothing about it,” Dunbar said. “I can’t hold my head down.”
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