Now you may be thinking: How does this affect WR CeeDee Lamb?
Well, we're getting there.
Given that McLaurin's new deal was all fine and dandy for him, the franchise, and their fans–it not only affects the Cowboys because they will have to face him for a couple more seasons twice a year, but they also are seeing Lamb's price tag go up quickly.
Lamb, who's entering Year Three, is expected to be the undisputed WR1 (if that wasn't obvious enough), and he's going to garner heavy volume off-the-bat since he will be the Cowboy's best option in their receiving corps.
While defenses and fans will know the ball is heading towards Lamb's way–if Lamb explodes in his new role as the WR1 (which many expect), the Cowboys will see his price tag skyrocket once he becomes eligible for a contract extension next offseason.
Yes, I understand that this contract extension talk could be premature–but I'm just preparing everyone for the franchise's reality.
While Lamb did say in a recent interview with Sportswriter Mike Silver on the Open Mike Podcast that he's not focused on possible contract numbers he could receive, there is no doubt Lamb is oozing at the massive “bag” he could command from the Cowboys.
Additionally, factor in wideouts DK Metcalf and Deebo Samuel are next to receive extensions to the tune of $20 million or more APY–we could be talking about Lamb getting paid as a Top-10 WR or higher since you could argue he's in their tier.