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Cowboys’ CeeDee Lamb Poised for 1,200 yard Season in 2021

The was a let down in many ways. was hurt in the fifth game and the never had the health to allow and the Dallas to contend for the East. One thing that wasn’t a disappointment however was the selection and the performance of pick CeeDee Lamb.

Lamb, taken with the 17th overall pick was seen by many as the top wide receiver in the draft and a top 10 prospect. Despite having and , the Cowboys chose to add another wide receiver threat to their and early in the 2020 season, that decision paid huge dividends.

As the couldn’t stop anyone, the offense was forced to throw to keep pace and the addition of Lamb allowed the Cowboys to put up some incredible numbers. At least until Dak Prescott went down.

Through the first five games of the season, CeeDee Lamb led the with 433 receiving yards and was tied for the team lead with two touchdown receptions. His yardage was good for sixth in the NFL and led all rookies to that point. Lamb was on pace for 1,385 yards and 92.8 receptions. Had Prescott played the whole season and Lamb kept that pace, he would have finished fifth in receiving yards and tied for 11th in receptions.

That’s the kind of year that CeeDee Lamb was having.

That’s the kind of year that Lamb will have in 2021.

Heading into his second year in the NFL and with a full , CeeDee Lamb will be better prepared for the rigors of an NFL and regular season. He’s getting more time to work with Dak Prescott and the rest of the offense and has seen what he can do and can devise even more opportunities to get the ball into CeeDee Lamb’s hands.

With the addition of a 17th game, a 1,000-yard season is all but a forgone conclusion in the . It’s likely the Cowboys will see three players with a 1,000-yard season in Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb. 18 players had a 1,000-yard season in 2020. 14 players had 1,100-yard seasons. It’s not at all a stretch to think CeeDee Lamb could eclipse 1,200 yards in 2021.

With the pace Lamb was on last year, his ability to run every route from any spot in the formation, a 1,000-yard season is the floor for his production year in and year out. CeeDee Lamb is on track to become one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. With Dak Prescott fully healthy and at the helm in 2021, in his second year in the league, CeeDee Lamb is going to prove he belongs among the NFL’s top wide receivers.

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Written by John Williams

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  1. I look for a big year from Lamb. He’s like a younger version of A Cooper, Smooth strider with terrific hands. He certainly didn’t look like a rookie last year.

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