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Is Dunbar more important than Murray?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by al124, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. al124

    al124 Active Member

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  2. SHAMSzy

    SHAMSzy Well-Known Member

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    No, Dunbar is a bonus.. Murray is essential.
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  3. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Murray is an every down back and Dunbar is a role player. The Cowboys are 4-0 when Murray rushes for over 100 yards and 7-1 when he rushes for 80 or more yards. That tells you who's more important.
  4. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    In a word, no.
  5. al124

    al124 Active Member

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    Agreed. Murray is the workhorse. But it feels like he only gets 10 YPC and has a tough time getting into the end zone. Of course this could all change with the recent upgrade with the OL.

    Dunbar seems to be the x-factor that's a true home run threat at the RB position.

    Either way, I'm looking forward to week 1.

  6. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    They are the same to me.

    He is the third down back and will be used a lot in those 3 wide sets.

    Just like Marion barber was as important to Julius jones and Felix to Marion.

    He is essentially a starter as is Murray to me. Not having Dunbar is a big deal.

    I am scared randle screws up a blitz pickup. It could be the difference in the game.

    The giants have the exact same problem this week, brown was their third down guy.
  7. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    They are both equally important to me because if Murray goes down, I have confidence in Dunbar to hold the fort down. For the first time in awhile, I like all of our RB's.
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Well I agree that Murray is more important, I think Dunbar adds a dimension that none of our other RBs do in that he's a home run/big play type of guy. I think all the others are more in the every down back mold, but Dunbar is the only one who could thrive in a Darren Sproles type role. In that sense, he's the only one of our RBs who is irreplaceable, so to speak.
  9. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    Murray is more important because he is the most talented back on the team. In the event Murray goes down Dunbar/Randle/Tanner are all basically of equal talent. Yes Dunbar can be a big play threat but Tanner/Randle are better runners especially between the tackles. If we lose Dunbar (like right now) it doesn't really hurt that bad because 1) we have two other serviceable backups and 2) anything we are saying Dunbar can do is speculation and hear say. The most impressive thing we have actually seen him do was a play he fumbled on in a preseason game. It's not a knock on him at all I'm hoping everything the team is saying is true but to compare his value to Murray's is a big stretch..
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  10. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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  12. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Does more significant = more unique in this situation? Dunbar's role could be more unique which means he'd add an extra dimension to the offense. And while that seems like a 'bonus', it could actually be a necessity for success.

    Whereas it seems that Murray has a few guys behind him that could similarly do his job.

    This is completely hypothetical though, and based on speculation. We haven't seen anyone come in and succeed like Murray, and we don't really know what Dunbar's role will be.
  13. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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  14. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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  15. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    It feels like, we all like to play with the new toys and leave last years toys in the closet. But I say, Murray, if healthy, is a big key in us moving past 8-8.

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