Felix Jones hasn’t been great (and that might be an understatement) as the Dallas Cowboys’ kick returner this year, and with the promotion of running back Lance Dunbar, he might have some competition for touches.
Dunbar believes he can bring a nice skill set to the role, and head coach Jason Garrett has already said that the UNT product will be used heavily on special teams--both as a gunner and, maybe, a return man.
“They just want somebody to make plays, get past the 20,” Dunbar said, per the Dallas Morning News. “And I think I can do that. Use my speed, use my burst and my vision, and hopefully make plays on special teams.”
Getting past the 20 is the name of the game indeed, and Jones has struggled to do that this year while exhibiting a frustrating penchant for taking the ball out of the back of the end zone when kneeling on it would probably be the better move. Even if Dallas opts to stick with Jones on returns, Dunbar will look to make an impact in any way he can.
“They gave me a chance and I got to come out and play and show them what I can do,” Dunbar said. “This is my time. I can’t let it pass.”
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