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Cowboys CeeDee Lamb breaks Michael Irvin’s single-season receptions, yardage record in win vs. Lions

CeeDee Lamb had a night

NFL: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

CeeDee Lamb is having a season for the ages in terms of wide receiver play for the Dallas Cowboys. Last week, despite the loss to the Miami Dolphins, Lamb set career highs in receptions and yards, continuing his ascension in those areas since he came into the NFL. Now, he's put his name in the Cowboys' record books forever. With 13 receptions against the Detroit Lions on Saturday, a career-high, Lamb is up to 122 on the season, breaking Hall of Famer Michael Irvin’s franchise record of 111 in 1995.

Lamb didn't stop there, though. With a career-high 227 yards versus Detroit, Lamb upped his total to 1,651 yards on the year, exceeding Irvin's team record of 1,603 yards, which also came in 1995. With his 92-yard touchdown in the first quarter, Lamb recorded his 10th score of the season, a new single-season high for the former first-round pick.

There's no doubt that Lamb has cemented his name as one of the dominant wide receivers in the NFL in 2023. He has six games with double-digit receptions as well as five games where he amassed over 140 yards this year. Lamb's performance against the Lions gave him his eighth 100-yard game of the season, which included a stretch of four straight from Week 6 through Week 10. With 49 yards in the Cowboys' season finale against the Washington Commanders, Lamb will finish the season averaging at least 100 yards per game on the year which is super impressive, especially since he had a three-game stretch from Week 3 through Week 5 where he didn't tally more than 53 yards.

The Cowboys are getting more than a return on their investment in Lamb as a first-rounder. He's not just one of the best receivers or top offensive weapons, Lamb is one of the better players regardless of position league-wide.

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