Cowboys have big plans for Lance Dunbar in 2014

The Cowboys have made it clear that they’re saving running back Lance Dunbar for the upcoming season after holding him out of last week’s preseason opener.

“Certainly we have a good feel for what he can do,” coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPNDallas.com. “We just want to be selective with certain guys in preseason. DeMarco Murray did not play in the game. We felt the same way about Dunbar. As the preseason goes along, both those guys will get plenty of work. But he’s a very good football player. He shows us that whenever he gets a chance in practice here in training camp, as he has when he has had game opportunities in the past.”

With DeMarco Murray’s injury history, the Cowboys need to add another back to their offensive game plan on a weekly basis.