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Dunbar Turning Heads in Oxnard

Backup running back Lance Dunbar is entering his second NFL season



    The Dallas Cowboys drafted running back Joseph Randle out of Oklahoma State in the fifth round of April’s NFL Draft with designs on turning him into a change-of-pace back behind starter DeMarco Murray, but it’s not Randle who has been turning heads in the Cowboys’ backfield over the first week of training camp. That distinction goes to second-year North Texas product Lance Dunbar.

    "[Dunbar] gets better every single day and it really goes to the kind of young man he is, how important it is to him," said head coach Jason Garrett, per ESPN Dallas. "He just works at it and he has great juice, got a bounce in his step all the time, has a smile on his face. He loves to play football."

    The difference between last year and this year, Dunbar says, comes down to a matter of experience--of having gone through an NFL training camp once before.

    "It's more of a feel thing," he said. "Last year I was out there and didn’t know where I was going, just running around out there. Now I have a feel for the offense and the way the O-line blocks it and I understand the scheme, so it’s a little easier."

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