Thursday, November 28, 2013
Injury report: Dunbar says he's 'all right'
By Calvin Watkins
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys had just two health issues from their game with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday.
Quarterback Tony Romo played while still recovering from the flu. Romo said he picked it up Wednesday night, but other than a soft voice while speaking with reporters, finished the game with no problems. He finished 23-of-32 for 225 yards with one touchdown pass, extending his string of throwing a touchdown pass in a franchise-record 23 consecutive games.
Running back Lance Dunbar's health appeared more serious.
Dunbar suffered a sprained left knee late in the fourth quarter and didn't return. Yet, Dunbar was standing in the locker room after the game with no ice on his knee as he spoke with reporters.
"I was scared," Dunbar said. "I didn't know (what it was), I just know it could have been bad when it happened."
When Dunbar went down, he grabbed his knee as the team trainers and team doctor rushed onto the field. Dunbar did walk off the field on his own power.
"I think I will be all right," Dunbar said.
The Cowboys' next game is Dec. 9, so the time off should help in his recovery.
"We will take a look at it," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "But we've got two weeks, but it could be a week or so on that. He's in great spirits."