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News: Is Lance Dunbar a 'complete weapon' for Cowboys?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by morasp, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I just haven't noticed him blocking.
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  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yeah. He's not built for it, but he gets in the way pretty well. Those early fumbles were brutal, though.
  3. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    If Dunbar can prove he's durable enough to withstand a full season of activity this year, he'll likely have arrived. So far that hasn;t been the case but it's too early yet in his career to assume he's unworthy of the hype. This season, Linehan reportedly has plans to utilize him somewhat more liberally. With that being the case, fans should be afforded a clearer sampling of his actual worth. We'll see.
  4. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    defensive over-hype-machine: Matt Johnson
    offensive over-hype-machine: Lance Dunbar

    I hope both live up to the hype this season, and I will keep a "wait and see" attitude until it happens
  5. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    This guy has got to be one of the most unjustifiably hyped players I've ever seen. He was an uDFA out of North Texas who's seen real game action in what, 1 game in 2 years, and we're saying he's our Harvin/Sproles?

    Only on CZ...
  6. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me?

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    We finally have a OC who will use a Dunbar the way he should be used, to attack the outside, whether it's a pitch, flare, or screen, he wll kill people out there and hopefully stay healthy.
  7. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Hey, some people are able to see ability in players before they breakout. Not really impressive to call something after the fact.
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Question for Dunbar is the same questions for a lot of guys on the team. Can you stay healthy. I was at the Raiders game last year and he showed very quick burst through the hole and played a big part in helping the Cowboys win. However once the game was over so was he.
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  9. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I was at that game also. A friend of mine that went with me, doesn't follow all the players. and said..I don't know who that kid is, but he looks good...
    A Raiders fan sitting beside me, said same about the thing. (He was a Raiders fan, his girlfriend a Cowboys fan on a side note.)

    Now one game may not warrant the hype. But I think he needs to be given more chances based what the limited work we seen so far. I think Beasley and Dunbar fall into the same category, let's see what Linehan can use their abilities, as there are some we may not have seen yet.

    If anyone wants to talk about hype, isn't Clowney the #1 overall pick still hype at this point until we see him play?
    And before anyone answers it's a given he will live up to that hype....remember the 1989 draft for one, Aikman...lived up to it, Mandrich did not.....
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Well one game will not put you in the ring of honor or HOF but it can show the type of skill a player has when healthy, again the main issue with Dunbar.
  11. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    No kidding. I read the thread title and wondered where this came from. Not completely disagreeing but I've seen no substance to this in a game day performance. Ever.

    Did they not say this about Dantzler as well? And he could play QB in a pinch? Never happened.
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  12. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I like him, but even if he is great, he's only going to get 5 touches a game tops.
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    There may be games where all he gets is 5 there very well could be games he plays a bigger role. No matter who Murray back up is they will not be getting a lot of snaps but hopefully whoever gets that role makes the most of the playing time they do get.
  14. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    He's too small to be anything more than a bit player for the Cowboys. A good one at that.
  15. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    Should everyone just be quiet about the team or say negative things? I think that is this writers job. Others enjoy it.
  16. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    i don't know about being a complete player but i think his skill set can help this team.
  17. benson

    benson Well-Known Member

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    We are talking about the same coaching staff that ran an actual talent in Felix Jones straight into the ground. Now you want them to use an UDFA the way Jones was supposed to be used? You've got to be kidding me. If anything, if Lunbar actually possesses any real talent, he'd better find a team who can use him, not here.
  18. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    I agree. This coaching staff pulls a player off the field the minute he starts making plays????????? Dewayne Harris is very underutilized IMO....
  19. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    yup, he has the "potential"..........but potential just means he has not done it yet............
  20. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I fully understand being excited about potential, but when you see the Sproles and Harvin things, it is just ridiculous. Those are two proven top shelf NFL players.

    Dunbar is a player who thus far has had one decent half of football and a long run in preseason that culminated in him tripping over his own feet and fumbling.

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