Through three games in 2015, Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar was capitalizing on the opportunity given to him by offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and co.
Linehan was using Dunbar much in the way he used Reggie Bush with the Detroit Lions, as a back who specializes in catching passes out of the backfield—and it was going well. Going into the Week 4 matchup with the Saints in New Orleans, Dunbar had only two carries on the year, but 21 receptions for 215 yards receiving.
Unfortunately, that Saints game could be the last Dunbar plays in a Cowboys uniform. He tore his ACL in the overtime loss, ending his season, and is headed toward free agency in March.
A UNT product, Dunbar has said he wants to stay, but he’ll be ready for his next chance whether it comes in Dallas or elsewhere.
“My whole career every time I got an opportunity, I got hurt or something bad happened,” Dunbar said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. "It just makes me stronger to keep fighting through all the adversity and get better. I’ll have another opportunity and when it comes I’ll be ready for it.”