Source: Cowboys to call up Lance Dunbar

September, 5, 2012
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NEWARK, N.J. – The Cowboys' decision to keep tight end Colin Cochart at home had little to do with Jason Witten’s availability to play Wednesday against the New York Giants. It was more to do with getting running back Lance Dunbar on the 53-man roster.

According to a source, Dunbar, who was among the final cuts Saturday, will be added to the roster today and available to play a role in the return game and Cochart will be waived.

Cochart was claimed off waivers from Cincinnati as an insurance policy for Witten, but getting him up to speed with the offense and special teams with only three days of practice was a reach. If he clears waivers, then he can be brought back to the active roster next week.

Dunbar, a North Texas product, had 105 yard on 15 carries in the preseason finale vs. Miami, including a 58-yard touchdown run, and had a 27-yard punt return against the Dolphins.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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