Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup both went over 1,100 yards in 2019, showing they were one of the best duos at wide receiver in the NFL. However, when the Dallas Cowboys drafted CeeDee Lamb in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the expectation was for the aforementioned duo to become a lethal trio, maybe even the league’s best.
They’re already off to a good start this season. Cooper already has 16 receptions and is averaging 90.5 yards per game. Lamb currently leads all rookie receivers in targets (15), receptions (11), and yards (165). Gallup only has five receptions in the first two games but is averaging an amazing 21.6 yards per catch.
Cooper, however, thinks there’s an even higher level they can get to.
“I’m really looking forward to the day where me, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb get in the end zone in the same game or have 100 yards in the same game,” Cooper told the media earlier this week. “I know it can happen. I know it can happen often. I know when it does happen often how lethal the offense can be.”
In the offseason, Cooper said that the expectation was for all three of the Cowboy’s top receiving targets to reach the 1,000-yard mark when discussing the addition of Lamb to the roster.
“I think it was a great pickup,” Cooper said, per ESPN’s Todd Archer. “You have to draft the best player on the board. Everybody understands that. He’s a great receiver. I think with me and Michael Gallup going for 1,000 yards last year, the expectation is to have three 1,000-yard receivers this year.”
Currently, Cooper and Lamb are well ahead of that pace with Gallup just 8.5 yards per game off of it himself. There’s potential for each to have a big game this Sunday vs the Seattle Seahawks seeing as their defense is giving up a league-high 415.5 passing yards per game.
If the Cowboys are to improve to 2-1, their aerial assault should be a big reason why.