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    CeeDee Lamb Needs To Lead Receiving Corps On Sunday

    With a receiving corps that largely underwhelmed against the Buccaneers, many have to up their game against the Bengals in Week 2 with CeeDee Lamb in the firing line.

    Coming into the season, the most significant question mark on the Dallas was how the receivers and work together and cope without and .

    The answer was found quickly on Sunday night. Not well. CeeDee Lamb was thrust into the Cowboys' undisputed number one receiver role with Cooper leaving, given he had 79 catches for 1,102 and six touchdowns last season.

    Well, in his first outing against a Todd Bowles , which is notoriously tough to score against, they blanketed him. Lamb was targeted on 11 occasions and caught just two balls for 29 yards, having a catch percentage of just 18.2. If he is to be the number one receiver for Dallas, that cannot be happening regularly.

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    Noah Brown caught five of his nine passes for 68 yards, and Dalton Schultz who caught seven of his nine targets for 62 yards, were the other serviceable players on offense.

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    Dennis Houston and Simi Fehoko combined for eight targets, four catches, and 32 yards. Given that both are in the infancy of their pro football careers, we can't expect them to hit the ground running against a tough Tampa defense.

    A huge upturn in output is needed against the Bengals on Sunday, but everyone on the planet knows this anyway. It will be a receiver by committee in 2022, requiring every player on the roster to do their fair share of the workload.

    Adding and over the next few weeks will surely help, but right now, it is the rookies and untried players that and Kellen Moore have to lean on. The run game is vital to take the pressure off, but if it can't be established, Lamb, Brown, Houston, and Schultz will need to get separation and make plays.

    Easier said than done, but this is pro football. If the Cowboys are going to have any hope on Sunday, the receiver room will have to have a huge upturn in form, and for many, that starts with CeeDee Lamb.

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    Adam Schultz
    Adam Schultz
    Hi my name is Adam. I am a freelance sports journalist and an avid Cowboys fan. I cover the league for Sportskeeda as an analyst and love to talk all things football here at Inside The Star. Follow me on Twitter @aschultz_15.

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    I agree about Ceedee, and I’m cool with Noah Brown playing, but one thing I don’t like is that they benched Jalen Tolbert for Dennis Houston!! Tolbert was their 3rd round pick, so he needs to be playing…. Houston was undrafted, and there was a reason for that, it was stupid to play the undrafted receiver over the 3rd round receiver!! This week they need to play Tolbert and sit Houston, they need to have the best receivers in the lineup every week, and there’s no way I would ever choose Houston over Tolbert!! Plus, it showed last week that they needed somebody that could stretch the field, and nobody was able to do that last week, but Tolbert can, so having him on the field would help the offense, plus bring more plays from the play book that they couldn’t use last week!! So the starters this week need to be Ceedee Lamb, Noah Brown and Jalen Tolbert!! I really don’t care who the backups are, cause no matter who they choose, they won’t be good enough to make a difference!! Simi Fehoko mite be worth using as a backup, just to give a breather to one of the starters, but other than that, there’s nobody else worth using!!