If you are reading this, you are likely very aware of just how strong much of the Cowboys offseason has been. Mike McCarthy as head coach, Gerald McCoy (pre-injury), Dontari Poe and Everson Griffen on the defensive line, and a strong draft class has brought a ton of excitement to the fan base.
Perhaps the biggest addition is a player that has yet to step on the field for a single NFL game. The Cowboys watched former Oklahoma Sooners star playmaker CeeDee Lamb fall into their laps this past April, and the team did not hesitate to add the 6-foot-2, 198-pound talent to its wide receiver corps already consisting of 1,000-yard pass catchers in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.
Lamb, a consensus All-American for the Sooners in 2019, comes to the Cowboys with big expectations. The Foster High School (Texas) product tormented defenses each and every week while playing his college ball in Norman, Oklahoma, accounting for 3,312 yards and 33 touchdowns from scrimmage during his three-season career.
The former Oklahoma star was considered the top receiver in the draft by many, but he saw two players at his position be selected before him during the 2020 draft. Every other team’s loss was the Cowboys’ gain.
Lamb has wasted no time in making an impression with America’s Team during the early stages of training camp. Seemingly each day, we see a video posted from the Dallas Cowboys Twitter account that shows Lamb making an incredible catch.
One, Two Step @_CeeDeeThree pic.twitter.com/HuFkimBU3L— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 21, 2020
The Dallas Cowboys rookie made plays such as the one above each and every Saturday while catching passes from the likes of Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts from 2017 to 2019. Each of those three signal-callers have different playing styles, but Lamb was able to make an impact with whoever was behind center.
Lamb talked of his experience playing with the aforementioned quarterbacks, as well as his thoughts on the man throwing him the football now.
“And then having Dak.., he knows so much. He’s so much more experienced than obviously the other two guys. Just the way he carries himself. He carries himself like a captain, which he is. He’s definitely a leader. He’s a great quarterback and I’m excited to be playing with him.”
Dak Prescott has looked Lamb’s way plenty of times as the Cowboys prepare for the upcoming season. From inviting Lamb (and several other offensive players) to his personal football field in his backyard to throwing multiple touchdowns to Lamb during practice, the two are building a connection that has the potential to lead to big things as early as this fall.
Rook— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 25, 2020
It is still difficult to fathom how CeeDee Lamb fell all the way to pick 17 in this year’s draft. As a result, defenses will be forced to come up with a way to stop one of the scariest passing attacks in the National Football League.