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Lance Dunbar Latest Free Agent To Leave Cowboys

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He gets a one-year deal with the Rams.

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The Dallas Cowboys had another free agent get a new deal with a different team as Lance Dunbar has reportedly reached agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to play there this fall.

Dunbar was supposed to be the change of pace back for the Cowboys, but his career was marred by injury. He was finally healthy in 2016, when he scored his first touchdown as a pro. But the emergence of Ezekiel Elliott rendered Dunbar’s role somewhat superfluous. The fact Darren McFadden could do much the same while providing better pass protection also minimized Dunbar’s value to the team. Dunbar continues the trend of free agents that are finding new jobs elsewhere. He is now the seventh player from last year’s roster to move on, while Dallas has only signed three outside free agents so far.

Dallas my still be looking at doing something with the backup running backs. Alfred Morris fell out of flavor at the end of the year, and Darren McFadden has yet to be signed by another team.

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