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Cowboys back Lance Dunbar might not get tender, but could still return

The Dallas Cowboys wonder if the production matches the money when it comes to speedy running back Lance Dunbar. Dunbar had 99 yards on 29 carries in 16 games last season.
The Dallas Cowboys wonder if the production matches the money when it comes to speedy running back Lance Dunbar. Dunbar had 99 yards on 29 carries in 16 games last season. Star-Telegram

Vice president Stephen Jones would not address running back Lance Dunbar directly but he said the Cowboys were not going to tender contracts to all their restricted free agents.

That puts Dunbar in the cross hairs. The low tender for him is $1.5 million, which is steep price to pay for a running who rushed for just 99 yards on 29 carries in 16 games last season.

Of course the uncertainty surrounding Randle and starter DeMarco Murray, who is an unrestricted free agent, may force the Cowboys to keep Dunbar around. They could decline the tender and sign him to a lesser contract.

"Can’t tell you all of our strategies," vice president Stephen Jones said. "We’re still considering everything … We’re interested."

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