One of the good guys to get his shot — Lance Dunbar called up by Cowboys

Lance Dunbar, UNT’s all-time leading rusher, was pulled up from the Cowboys practice squad to its active roster today.

He will play against the Ravens on Sunday.

Here’s the story from the Morning News’ Brandon George

Former UNT players have had to fight through the process of signing with teams as undrafted free agents and earning a spot on the roster for years. UNT hasn’t had a player drafted since Cody Spencer back in 2004, the tail end of the modern Glory Days of UNT football.

“He’s a quick guy. He’s shown that he can be a good gunner and make some plays,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said of Dunbar. “He’s very aggressive and active, so we want to give him a chance to do that. He’s also done some returning for us as well. So, just wherever he’s needed, we’ll give him some work in practice at different spots and see how he responds.”

I can’t imagine that Dunbar won’t capitalize.

One would hope he would get a chance to return kickoffs. He’s got good speed and some wiggle to him.

Dunbar didn’t return kicks often at UNT. The Mean Green couldn’t afford to put him back there because he was essentially UNT’s offense.