Rowan: I don’t think it means much in terms of his future with the team (he’s signed through the 2014 season), but it’s a dagger for Dunbar and the running game. The combo of
David: Now that we’ve all seen what Dunbar can do in a real-deal game, I’m sure the speculation around him in the offseason and heading into training camp will only get larger. He’s valuable, and the Cowboys doubtless will be hoping he can make an effective recovery. I don’t think I’d be surprised to see them use another late-round draft pick on a running back, though. In the meantime, hopefully Randle will take advantage of the smaller depth chart and catch some eyes in these last few weeks.
What are some of the timelines for some of our injured players to return, i.e.:
Rowan:I wouldn’t be surprised at this point to see any or all of them back at some point this week. We’re talking about hamstring injuries for three of the four of those players (
David: By the time the Cowboys take the field in Chicago, it will have been a month since Lee injured his hamstring in New Orleans. Barring some kind of setback, I imagine he will play. Even though it happened two games ago, it’s actually only been about a week since Harris and Claiborne aggravated their hamstrings in New York. I feel much less confident about their chances against the Bears, though I imagined they’d be back for Green Bay at the worst. Holloman is pretty much the great unknown, as Rowan said. The fact that he hasn’t been sent to IR, though, seems like a good sign that the team thinks he can suit up again before the season ends.