The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Commanders on Sunday 38-10. The win gives the Cowboys the NFC East title, as well as securing them the number two seed in the playoffs. The importance of the win can’t be overstated, as it gives the Cowboys at least two home playoff games if they advance that far.
The offense was led by QB Dak Prescott and WR CeeDee Lamb throughout the game. Prescott finished the game with 274 passing yards and four touchdowns on an 86.1% completion percentage, likely solidifying himself as an MVP finalist. Lamb finished the game with 13 receptions for 98 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
CeeDee Lamb just scored a touchdown in his NINTH STRAIGHT GAME.— Michael Bier (@MichaelJBier) January 7, 2024
That’s the longest streak by a wide receiver since A.J. Green did it back in 2012.
As if his first touchdown wasn’t impressive enough, Lamb opened the second half with another touchdown reception to extend the lead to 18 for the Cowboys.
CeeDee Lamb has two TDs today and 33.9 fantasy points… HE’S UNREAL pic.twitter.com/lPm4ShQgOA— NFL Fantasy Football (@NFLFantasy) January 7, 2024
Lamb solidified himself as having the best season of his young career, and possibly the best season at his position in the NFL this year. He finished the year with 135 receptions, 1,748 receiving yards, and 12 receiving touchdowns.
While the conversation for Offensive Player of the Year has been surrounding San Francisco 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey and Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill, Lamb’s season should put his name into the discussion. His season ranks among the best in Cowboys history, breaking the record for receiving yards and receptions in a season.
Prescott and Lamb hope to continue their impressive chemistry next week in the wildcard round of the playoffs, when they host the 9-8 Green Bay Packers.