With one more year remaining on his contract, the 32-year-old Dunn plans on playing at least one more season, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"I can't go out like this," Dunn told the paper. "This is not the way I think anyone should go out. Any guy whose ever thinking about retiring and had to go through a situation like this, I don't think this is the way you should go out. You need to go out on better terms. I'll definitely come back next year and play football."
Among the problems the 3-12 Falcons struggled through this season was having the face of their franchise, Michael Vick, going to federal prison for 23 months and being suspended indefinitely by the NFL after pleading guilty to dogfighting charges.
Another stumbling block for the team was the departure of coach Bobby Petrino just 13 games into his NFL coaching career.
Dunn wasn't sure if he'd spend next season in an Atlanta uniform, but it sounded like he was hoping to stay with the Falcons.
"I'd hate to pack up and leave," Dunn told the Journal-Constitution. "To me that's tough when you have to pack up move to another city and get adjusted to an other community. We'll see what happens."
The 11-year veteran has rushed for 4,310 yards over the past four seasons. He has 10,109 for his career which places him No. 23 on the all-time list.