Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar may not be available for the regular season opener after suffering a sprained foot against the Cardinals on Saturday, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones still has very high hopes for the North Texas product’s future.
In fact, in Dunbar, Jones sees flashes of Brian Westbrook, the longtime Eagles running back who gave Dallas defenses fits for much of the 2000s.
“Well, this is probably a stretch, but I know what Westbrook did to us for 100 years up in Philadelphia,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan, via ESPN Dallas. “I couldn’t figure it out … but boy, all he did was go out there, make plays anyway he could touch the ball. You pick players that you try to identify players with. Someone will say, ‘Well, he’s no Westbrook,’ and I would have to agree with you at this particular point, but he has the ability to give us an all-purpose (playmaker).”
This is high praise.
Westbrook played eight seasons for Philly, picking up a pair of Pro Bowl nods, a pair of All-Pro nods and was named to the Eagles’ 75th Anniversary Team. So if Dunbar can even approach Westbrook-ian levels of success, yeah, we’ll be more than happy.
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