CeeDee Lamb Now Living Up To The WR1 and #88 Status

    There have been many question marks surrounding the Cowboys' choice to thrust into the number one receiver spot, but the 23-year-old has shown he can be more than that for America's Team.

    After the season-opening debacle at home to the , the knives were out for number 88. The former Oklahoma Sooner's first game as the number one of the most prominent sports organization on the planet did not go to plan.

    In a 19-3 loss, Lamb had just two catches for 29 yards on 11 targets. Not exactly wide receiver one stats. To say that the media backlash from that game was harsh would be an understatement. It was also the first game of the year, and the Dallas was missing two other weapons in and .

    For many, Lamb's ability to lead the Cowboys' offense took a huge hit when was ruled out for the foreseeable future with a hand .

    We have known previous 88s to take over games and step up in big moments. Against the Bengals, Lamb did just that. Seven catches for 75 yards on 11 targets showed he could lead the team, but it was just one game. People needed to see more, despite his 1,102 receiving yard season last year.

    But his mental strength and ability to fight through adversity shone through on against the Giants. After dialed up the launch codes on a perfectly executed play-action pass, Lamb was roaming free in the .

    With not a soul near him for 10 yards, Rush threw a dime and hit Lamb in the hands, only for the 23-year-old to drop what could have been a touchdown. The outpouring of anger and frustration from on was incredible.
    What was your reaction to this; disbelief, shock, anger?x

    There was a chorus of “not good enough for a WR1” and the like. But from then on, the young receiver showed his worth, none more so than in the last quarter, when it is where players' reputations are made.

    Facing a 1st and goal with the scores tied at 13-all and only eight minutes left, Lamb produced what can only be described as an out-of-this-world catch. Rush threw in his direction, and Lamb, who only needed one hand, reached out and hauled it in, somehow managing to keep both feet inbounds as well.

    Not to mention his clutch fourth-down catch to keep the drive alive which would lead to his touchdown catch.

    It had many questioning about which catch was better—his effort against Minnesota last season or this one. Let's not forget that Rush threw an absolute dime and placed it so that only Lamb could reach it, and his receiver did. Clutch.

    Having the number 88 on your back in Dallas is a big deal, and there are huge shoes to fill, but after a rough start, CeeDee Lamb showed that he has what it takes to do the number proud.

    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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    Obviously, that drop was bad. But CD played very well the rest of the game. Loved when he bulldozed that Safety near the goal line. Big fourth down catch conversion. When Gallup and Washington return, he may only be better.