IRVING, Texas – Any doubt about Lance Dunbar’s ability to play this weekend seems to be gone now.
The backup running back was a full participant in practice, and he said he’s finally able to do everything he needs to do to suit up on Sundays.
“That’s what I’m planning on,” Dunbar said. “I was able to do everything. (The foot) feels fine. I really don’t even think about it.”
Dunbar said earlier in the week he thought he’d still feel the sprain but could play through it. It sounds like he’s gotten past that mental block now.
“I was able to run and cut,” he said. “I went full speed and did everything, the whole practice – special teams and everything.”
With Dunbar absent last weekend, Murray took 20 of the 21 rushes by the running backs. Phillip Tanner took the other carry for two yards. If the preseason and offseason are any indication, Dunbar will play a more vital role as the Cowboys’ backup running back. He could also be a factor in the return game.
“Seeing all the guys get ready to play was tough,” Dunbar said. “But I look forward to being out there with them this week.”