Lance Dunbar Says He's “100 Percent”

Dunbar suffered a season-ending knee injury on Thanksgiving Day

Some good news for the Dallas Cowboys as they kick off their offseason conditioning program this week: Lance Dunbar says he’s at full health, five months after suffering a suffering a left knee injury late in the Thanksgiving Day victory over the Oakland Raiders.

I’d say that I’m at 100%,” Dunbar told this week. “I’ve been able to do everything now for a couple of weeks without any restrictions. I’m feeling pretty good. I’d definitely say I’m 100%.”

In a cruel twist, Dunbar’s season-ending injury brought an abrupt end to what was his best performance to date as a Cowboy. He went for 94 all purpose yards, 82 on the ground, including a 45-yard scamper. Before he went down, fans were just beginning to think of the possibilities of a backfield tandem comprised of Dunbar and the more physical DeMarco Murray.

“When it first happened, I thought I’d be alright,” Dunbar said. “I just thought I tweaked my knee a little. I walked off the field on my own and wasn’t hurting that bad. But the next day it turned out worse than I expected. You just have to deal with it. Things happen and you don’t always know why, they just do. I couldn’t just sit there and cry about it, that wouldn’t get me anywhere. I just knew I had to bounce back, work harder, and get stronger so I can stay healthy.”

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