The Dallas Cowboys will need some Blue Eyes to fix their ongoing “Curse” as the team suffered yet another injury crisis following Lance Dunbar’s torn ACL. Coach Jason Garrett confirmed to ESPN that Dunbar has to undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee.
The injury came on the opening kickoff of the second half in Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, as reported by ESPN. The injury will rule out Dunbar for the rest of the season leaving a huge vacant spot to fill. According to sources, his foot seemed to stick in the turf and eventually Dunbar was carted off the field.
“He’s gotten more opportunities this year,” Garrett said. “I think he just shows how versatile and productive a player he can be. You saw that last night, he ran the ball from the backfield, a big run early on in the ball game, he’s shown he can catch the ball out of the backfield, he’s shown he can line up as a receive and catch the ball and make plays. He’s a good return guy. He’s just one of those guys when the ball is in his hands he does a lot of positive things for your football team. He’s a hell of a kid, and he’s got a great future ahead of him. He’s going to come back. He’s going to handle it the right way. He’ll be better than ever.”
NFL sources also confirmed that Dunbar has suffered a partial tear to his Medical Collateral Ligament (MCL). To fill in the shoes of Dunbar, coach Garrett is exploring his options with Randle and McFadden tipped for the role.
Dunbar had a career-high run of 21 catches for 215 yards in Dallas’ first three games. He also highlighted his playmaking abilities on the second play from scrimmage against the Saints, busting 45-yard run and also had 10 catches for 100 yards against the Saints, last week.