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Cowboys CeeDee Lamb sets career highs in receptions, receiving yards despite loss to Dolphins

CeeDee Lamb has been incredible this season for the Cowboys.

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The Dallas Cowboys continued their struggles on the road with a tough 22-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 16, dropping them to 3-5 away from home this season. However, one of the bright spots for Dallas inside of Hard Rock Stadium was the play of Pro Bowl wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. Although he didn't have a target for over two quarters after racking up 93 yards in the first quarter, which was a head-scratcher, Lamb reached a few career milestones.

Lamb finished with six receptions for 118 yards on Sunday. This gives him 109 catches and 1,424 yards on the year which are both single-season highs for the former first-round pick (he had 107 receptions for 1,359 yards last season), and he still has two games to play in 2023. Also, he scored his ninth touchdown, tying his best in that category, which he also accomplished a year ago.

What the Cowboys have seen from Lamb since his rookie campaign is exactly what any organization would want to see from a first-rounder at the wide receiver position. If he gets one more score this season, his receptions, yards, and touchdowns will have gone up every year he's been in the NFL. Despite finishing tied for fifth in receptions, sixth in yards, and tied for fourth in receiving touchdowns last season, former All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman called Lamb overrated and not a true No.1 receiver back in October. It's safe to say that Lamb has made Sherman eat his words ever since.

Lamb will only add to his new career-best totals over the next two games and set a new standard for his excellent play.

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