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Lance Dunbar could be done for season amidst ACL an MCL tear fears

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The Dallas Cowboys have endured a torrid time with injuries so far in the 2015 NFL season.

Having begun the campaign as many people's sleeper picks for a Super Bowl run, the famous franchise have seen injuries to big names such as Dez Bryant and Tony Romo put a serious dent in their ambitions.

Injury woes

And now, after succumbing to an overtime defeat to the New Orleans Saints last night, it looks like the Cowboys are facing up to losing another key player for a significant period of time - potentially even the entire season.

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Lance Dunbar hobbled off the field after returning the kick off at the beginning of the second half on Sunday evening, and early reports indicate the pass-catching running back has suffered a torn ACL.

Dunbar is set to have an MRI on his knee today to assess the full extent of the damage but, as reported by Adam Schefter, Dallas fear it is an ACL and MCL tear.

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The injury, which could put an end to the RB's 2015 season, is yet another blow to an offense that is having to dig deep on the depth charts.

Play-maker down

With injuries to Bryant and Romo limiting the franchise's deep ball threat, Dunbar had emerged as a key player for Dallas in recent weeks, his ability to run hard and catch passes in the backfield making him a target favorite for Brandon Weeden at quarterback.

Barely used in the run game, the third-down back has 215 receiving yards from 21 receptions so far this season, and this setback means the Cowboys are another playmaker down just four weeks into the year.

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