“Shouldn’t Be Long” Before Lance Dunbar Returns

Dunbar is dealing with an ankle injury suffered in Wednesday's practice

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The Dallas Cowboys aren’t terribly concerned with the ankle injury suffered by running back Lance Dunbar on Wednesday, and though they could hold him out for a few days as a precaution, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has said that the issue isn’t serious enough to warrant bringing in a running back to shoulder Dunbar’s missed snaps.

He should be fine,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’ll just see whether it’s a week or whatever it is. It shouldn’t be long, though.”

Of course right after the injury, Dunbar went in to have an MRI on the ankle, which was negative.

“I’ll be all-right,” Dunbar said. “I just rolled it a little bit. We’re just taking it day by day to see how it feels. It’s swollen.”

Going into his fourth year, the undersized but always explosive Dunbar was having an impressive camp before suffering the injury--which makes his desire to get back on the field in short order all the stronger.

“... Whenever my body allows me, I’m going to be back out there.” Dunbar said. “I love playing this game.”


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