According to FoxSports, Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar could be used all over the field in 2014. Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown had this to say on the runner: “Well, he’s a guy that’s going to be a complete weapon. We can line him up anywhere on the team-tailback spot, at the wide receiver spot, in the slot. He has tremendous hands and he’s just not a specialty guy. He could play tailback if you need him to go out there and give you 15 or 20 carries.”
SMITTY: I’ve been pumping this guy up since last year, but he was hit with a knee injury last season. He is small, standing at 5-8, 188 pounds, but he is super dynamic, can pull in passes extremely well, and in that Cowboys offense, I think he’d perform like a champ if his number was called. He won’t unseat DeMarco Murray (who should have a big season himself), but if Murray ever got hurt, I think Dunbar would thrive. Dunbar is a must-own for all Murray owners and he is crafty solo-own for those looking to stash a super sleeper this upcoming season (I just scooped him up in the 4th-round of my expert league vet/rookie draft). I’ll leave you with this… Scott Linehan was brought over from Detroit and he is now the Cowboys’ passing game coordinator. He was able to get 1,197 total yards, 53 receptions and 8TDs out of Joique Bell last year, this while still getting 1,006 rushing yards, 7 total TDs, 54 receptions and 506 receiving yards out of Reggie Bush — Don’t be surprised if Dunbar becomes flex-worthy even playing behind a healthy Murray. Want 2014 Projections?