The Dallas Cowboys star CeeDee lamb finds himself in a great spot with wide receiver contracts soaring league-wide.
Lamb is unquestionably is the No. 1 receiver in Dallas going into the year, and has already proven his potential in his two first seasons in the league. Lamb, the No. 17 overall pick in 2020 has accumulated 2,037 yards, and 11 touchdowns.
Lamb will be eligible to an extension in the next offseason. Lamb has been closely monitoring the contracts being handed out throughout the league. San Francisco 49ers Deebo Sam was the most recent to cash in with a $71.55 million three-year extension for $23.85 million annually. This offseason, he became the 11th wideout with a deal of $20 million or more.
Lamb’s main motivation for this season is to get the Cowboys back into the playoffs and compete for a Super Bowl. It’s not a motivator. Lamb stated that it’s only a part of the equation. “It’s just getting to the playoffs that is my motivation right now.”
Although Lamb was already set to assume a larger role as the No. 1 option, injuries from training camp have added to his burden. Lamb is Cowboys’ only healthy receiver to have caught a touchdown pass during an NFL game.
James Washington, a free agent signing, was competing for a starting position but will miss six to ten weeks due to a Jones fracture that he sustained in camp. In March, Michael Gallup signed a five year, $62.5 million extension and will play a major role in the offense. He’s currently recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and it’s not clear when he will be back.
Gallup stated to reporters that it was not possible for him to suit up for the Cowboys’ opening game against Tampa Bay on July 28.
Lamb doesn’t seem to be worried and shows faith in the Cowboys young wide receivers which include Simi Fehoko (Jalen Tolbert), Noah Brown, TJ Vasher, and Noah Brown.
Lamb stated that he was not against having another vet in the camp. This was according to Lamb, who spoke to reporters on Tuesday. “I don’t mind having some help, but I love my young men here now. I want to see their potential in the heat of battle. We got Tampa in September. There is only one way to find it.
The Cowboys’ passing offense produced the third-most yards (4963) last season, just behind the Chargers, Buccaneers, and Buccaneers. Kellen Moore, the offensive coordinator, promises a slew of balls for Lamb this season.
Moore stated that “I don’t think it’s a surprise that he’s going to get many targets.” “He’s really coming into himself right now. He’s now in his third year, and he is taking control of the game. This is a fantastic opportunity for him. You can have depth at certain positions, but you also have the option to play guys that are more stationary and have multiple players who can be No.1
Lamb was the first to make the Pro Bowl last season. He caught 79 passes for 1,102 yards, and six touchdowns. Expect even more production from Oklahoma’s Cowboys product, as they look to be NFC East champions again and make a run for the postseason.