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August 26, 2012

Cowboys RB Dunbar says he was "comfortable" in NFL debut against Rams, hopes for more vs. Miami

Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar, a rookie free agent from North Texas and Haltom High School, got his first action of the pre-season in Saturday’s 20-19 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Dunbar, who missed the first two pre-season games with a hamstring ailment, played in the fourth quarter at Cowboys Stadium. He rushed three times and gained 1 yard (0.3 per carry). He caught a pass for six yards. And he declared himself more comfortable emotionally than he expected during his first taste of NFL duty.

 “It was all right,” Dunbar said. “I was comfortable. I wasn’t nervous. Usually, I get nervous right before the game. But I was actually pretty calm. I talked to all of the guys, the (other) rookies. They said it was the same as practice. And it was.”

Dunbar hopes to get more opportunities to showcase himself in Wednesday’s final pre-season game against Miami at Cowboys Stadium.

_ Jimmy Burch

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