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Lance Dunbar re-signs with Cowboys after visiting 49ers, Seahawks, Bears

The San Francisco 49ers will not be adding Lance Dunbar to their passing attack.

The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed running back Lance Dunbar, following a week in which he visited with the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and Chicago Bears. The one-year contract is reportedly worth $1.75 million.

While Dunbar would not have been a huge impact signing, I am a little disappointed the 49ers were not able to get something done. He would have made a great option on passing downs, adding more depth to the 49ers running back rotation. Carlos Hyde will be "the guy", but Chip Kelly will use running backs enough that extra bodies are plenty welcome. Jarryd Hayne could prove to be a strong option in the passing game, but with so little experience, it is hard to say anything with certainty.

Dunbar suffered an ACL tear early last season, so it is also possible the 49ers were not prepared to offer what the Cowboys reportedly offered. Dunbar could be fine for the Cowboys offseason workout program, but who knows how the ACL rehab is going for him.

The 49ers likely will still be in the market for another running back. Reggie Bush, Ronnie Hillman, and Pierre Thomas are among the running backs still on the market. And I suspect the 49ers will spend a draft pick on a running back as well.