Though Lance Dunbar made his visits to the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks, he eventually decided to stay home in Dallas and agreed to a one-year deal with the Cowboys today, according to reports.
The full details of the deal are not clear yet, but it's reportedly a one-year deal worth up to $1.75 million. Like many of the deals this offseason, expect there to be some incentives built into the contract. The Cowboys certainly think very highly of the former North Texas product and he's shown that given the right role, he can make the most of it.
Jason Garrett (in Oct.) on Lance Dunbar's attitude: "Fantastic. Fantastic. Fantastic. You're not gonna have a better teammate on your team."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) March 17, 2016
Last season, before an ACL injury ended his year, Dunbar was the most productive offensive player. In just three games, Dunbar had racked up 21 receptions and 215 receiving yards. In a week 3 game against the Falcons, Dunbar had 10 receptions for over 100 yards. He also had five rushing attempts for 67 yards, including a 45-yard scamper and 13.4 per carry average.
On a roster that only consists of Darren McFadden and Rod Smith, it's safe to say that the Cowboys needed some running back help. Lance Dunbar returns to the lineup in hopes to pick up where he left off and be another option in the arsenal of weapons Tony Romo has at his disposal.