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MAY 3, 11:00a ET | Alex Marvez
Rotowire: May 4 / 6:50a ET
News: Dunbar could be in line for more touches this season after the Cowboys failed to select a running back in this year's draft.
Impact: None of the other current residents of the club's depth chart (oft-injured Darren McFadden, plodding Joseph Randle and his off-field issues, fragile practice squad holdover Ryan Williams, and UDFA Synjyn Days) seem likely to be an every-down back, so Dunbar could see more third-down action than he did when DeMarco Murray was in town. The Cowboys' elite offensive line is certainly capable of making any back a fantasy asset, but Dunbar will need to shake off his own injury-prone label and prove he still has game-changing speed and elusiveness if he's going to be worth an investment.
Rotowire: Apr 21 / 1:56p ET
News: Dunbar signed his one-year contract tender with the Cowboys, worth $1.54 million, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Dunbar, who has worked in a third-down role over the past two seasons, will return to a Dallas backfield that has bid adieu to starter DeMarco Murray and has since added Darren McFadden. The team's RB depth chart also includes Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams, though we suspect that the Cowboys will add further depth at the position, at or around the upcoming NFL Draft.
StatsLLC: Apr 21 / 12:00a ET
News: The Cowboys have re-signed Dunbar and punter Chris Jones to one-year contracts worth $1.5 million. Both were restricted free agents.
Impact: Dunbar worked his way into a change-of-pace role out of the Dallas backfield as an undrafted free agent out of North Texas three years ago. He had 362 all-purpose yards last season, topped by 217 yards receiving.