The Los Angeles Rams will meet with former Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar on Wednesday.
After finishing with a 4-12 record last year, the Los Angeles Rams have kept themselves busy so far in free agency to make sure they show improvement during Sean McVay‘s first season as head coach. Despite the impressive signings of Andrew Whitworth on the offensive line and Kayvon Webster at cornerback, the Rams are still in need of adding a backup running back to Todd Gurley since Benny Cunningham has been considering his options in free agency as well.
Lance Dunbar was originally linked as a possible candidate to come on board for the role since his time with the Dallas Cowboys seemed to be over thanks to the emergence of Ezekiel Elliott at running back. Turns out, there was enough interest from the Rams for Dunbar to schedule a visit, which he apparently did on Wednesday.
Dunbar’s production may have been down during the 2016 season after only receiving nine carries, but keep in mind how crowded the backfield was for the Cowboys. Not only was Elliott a workhorse who was capable of handling anywhere between 20-30 carries per game, but Alfred Morris handled most of the backup duties at running back for the offense.
It should also be mentioned that if Dunbar didn’t suffer that devastating knee injury early on in the 2015 season, there’s a good chance he would have been more of a threat for Dallas’ offense over the last two years. For running back that is arguably even more dangerous as a receiver, Jared Goff would certainly benefit from the addition of Dunbar if Los Angeles was willing to bring him on board for the 2017 season.