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CeeDee Lamb & Trevon Diggs Are Preparing Vigorously During Challenging Offseason

After a disappointing 8-8 season, the entered the with a few question marks at key positions. The team's CB1 signed a five-year, 82.5 million dollar contract with the making him the league's top-paid . Veteran , after gaining nearly 900 yards as the third option in 2019, headed down I-45 South to the on a three-year, 27 million dollar deal.

The Cowboys filled these holes within the first two rounds of the , and not that it was surprising they did, but it was who they were able to fill in those spots with.

Shockingly, Oklahoma's talented Wide Receiver saw Alabama studs (12th) and Jerry Jeudy (15th) go before him in the draft, even though he himself was rated as the top prospect at the position by most evaluators. However, this worked out perfectly for the Cowboys at 17 when they were able to add Lamb and his dynamic skill set.

Many thought the Cowboys would go the route in the , but an unexpected turn of events occurred. One of 's top cornerbacks, Alabama's , was there for the taking at 51, and the Cowboys didn't hesitate.

Unfortunately due to the current pandemic shutting down the normal protocol for the when it comes to the offseason, players have been limited in their ability to build chemistry which is desperately needed entering a new season. Zoom calls and group text messaging help somewhat, but there's nothing like being on the field getting work in.

These two rookies, however, have been steady in their preparation for 2020. As I reported almost three weeks ago, Lamb was seen in a backyard running routes in his Cowboys helmet, while Diggs got in some work with footwork/movement specialist J. Hicks as well as battling receivers and his older brother Stefon Diggs.

That continuous grind hasn't stopped for either one of these supremely talented first-year pro's.

Lamb, much like he did weeks ago, was seen recently working on his route running once again. He looked very fluid with an explosive fake before turning upfield, displaying really good start to stop quickness. With him operating in the slot primarily but also on the outside, his technique being up to par will only aid in his ability to produce in both spots.

Diggs was also back grinding, once again with J. Hicks, and much like Lamb a few weeks ago, he got in work wearing his Cowboys helmet during a ball tracking drill. Also, he continued working on his footwork with backpedaling and change of direction drills.

The Cowboys essentially got two first-round level players within the first 51 picks in Lamb and Diggs and considering they were both at the very top of their respective positions before the draft, the value in both picks is insane.

Lamb will take over as the Cowboys third option at receiver. As mentioned earlier, he'll play in both the slot and on the outside, potentially creating more favorable one-on-one matchups for (who will also lineup in multiple spots) and , who are each coming off of 1,100-yard seasons. This amount of firepower could make the Cowboys passing attack even more potent than it was in 2019 when threw for a near franchise-record 4,902 yards.

Diggs is expected to seize the reigns as the Cowboys number one corner. With his background as a receiver, he has adequate ball skills and route anticipation that give him an advantage over most players at his position. He's another potential ball-hawking playmaker at the corner position, much like , who has a good chance of winning the nickel/slot corner role over .

It's one thing to have talent, which Lamb and Diggs are extremely blessed with, but it's another thing to possess the drive necessary to go along with it to perfect your craft. So far this offseason, Lamb and Diggs have continuously put in the work to be impactful rookies early and often.


Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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