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September 19, 2013

Lance Dunbar after two fumbles in his last three touches: I've got to earn their trust back

Running back Lance Dunbar isn't walking around with a football tucked high and tight this week, but he is working on his ball security.

Dunbar has lost fumbles on two of his last three touches, including the preseason, and Jason Garrett said earlier this week that the second-year back will have to win back the team's trust.

"I feel like I have to [do that]," Dunbar said. "The whole offense, the whole team is your hands when you have the ball. I’ve got to earn their trust back. Just hold on to it. Just don’t lose it no more. Things will go away."

Dunbar lost a fumble on a 43-yard reception in the preseason game at Arizona, spraining his foot in the process. He missed the season opener against the Giants but returned to play only three offensive snaps against the Chiefs. He might have played more if not for a fumble after a 4-yard reception from Tony Romo that led to a Chiefs field goal.

"It cost us in the game and it hurt me," Dunbar said. "But I’m past it now you know. I've been working on ball security all week.

"...I’m not thinking about the fumble. I’m just thinking about me holding onto the ball, tucking it the whole time. My mind’s focus on the ball at all times."

Dunbar has 29 total touches on offense during the regular season, and he has two fumbles, one lost.

-- Charean Williams

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