There was a small chance that CeeDee Lamb was not going to be a Dallas Cowboy.
When the Cowboys drafted the highly touted receiver at No. 17 overall, most thought this was considered a steal. Lamb was potentially the best wide receiver prospect in the draft class, but owner Jerry Jones revealed that the team had another plan in the back of their mind.
If LSU defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson was available, Jones made it clear that the Cowboys might have drafted him.
Cowboys insider Jon Machota of The Athletic detailed the experience.
“We were sitting there in that draft and boy there our end, our defensive end, fell to us from LSU. And we were so giddy, but there sat CeeDee Lamb. And I’ll never forget, my grandson Shy reached over and punched me. I was sitting on the couch and he said, ‘Production, Papa. Production. Look at his production! Look at his production!’”
“Now my other grandson had told me when they played LSU at Arkansas, everything they did they had to game plan around that pass rush. So you say well what is this, listening to grandsons? Well and I looked up there just reminded me that that last name was Lamb.”
“We had had it all for the right reasons. He’s just a unique, unique football player. Unique talent. And boy it all fell together and, it just really was almost like an omen. He was certainly one of the best friends I’ve ever had. He lived vicariously every breath that I’ve got to be involved as a Cowboy. And Jerry Lamb was an outstanding, great player and great leader.”
Instead, the Cowboys have a dominant trio of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Lamb.
It still turned out alright for Dallas.