On Monday, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Preston discussed their upcoming season with CeeDee lamb as the Cowboys’ primary receiver option. Dallas traded Amari Cooper, their former primary receiver to the Cleveland Browns for a fifth- and sixth-round draft choice. Now that Cooper is no longer on the team, Dallas’ star player from Oklahoma will be Prescott’s primary target in a new offense.
Prescott spoke Monday to media members and was then asked his thoughts on Lamb being the No.1 After the departure of Amari cooper. His response was similar to Cowboys fans who have seen Lamb’s rise in NFL football — excitement and the knowledge that his talents can be a star.
Prescott said that Lamb is exciting and that this is just the beginning. This was via Jon Machota, The Athletic. He has not even scratched the surface. He’s ready to be the main man, and I know that he is.
Lamb, who was drafted 17th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, is now entering his third season with the Cowboys. Lamb has a record of 153 catches for 2,037 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons. His average catch rate is 13.3 yards.
The rising star is no stranger to the pressures of being a Dallas receiver though, being given the number 88 by the team when he was drafted. Drew Pearson and Michael Irvin, both members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, are two of the former Cowboys who wore the number 88 jersey. Dez Bryant, a former All-Pro receiver, was the last major name to wear the number prior to Lamb. This number is still very meaningful to Cowboys fans.
Lamb has been averaging more than 1,000 yards per season thus far and is on pace to surpass Bryant (7.549) and Pearson (7.822) with Dallas, if he stays with the team. Lamb and the Cowboys are focused on a longer-term goal: winning the Super Bowl for the Cowboys, which will happen in the near future.