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Cowboys’ Lamb & Co. Answer The Call In Win Over Bengals

The Cowboys' that involved and stepped up in the win over Cincinnati after underwhelming in the season opener.

What a difference a week makes. Against Tampa Bay to open the season, the Cowboys' receivers looked not at NFL standard. While that is a scathing statement, they left much to be desired. No separation and dropped passes meant did not get help from his receiving corps.

Fast forward one week. The pressure was on CeeDee Lamb, the team's number one receiver, to show up and show out. He did. Noah Brown is another who stepped up in a big way. The 26-year-old again was a shining light for the Cowboys as he caught his team's opening touchdown.

After a poor outing against Tampa, Lamb came back with a vengeance. He was targeted 11 times, the same as last week, but he caught seven for 75 yards. As for Brown, he again showed his talent and his ability to make tough, contested catches.

What's more, he was the target for Rush on a fourth-down call as he hauled in a 17-yard catch on a fourth-and-two, as the pair's connection was put on show on the national stage.

His touchdown catch was a thing of beauty a few plays later as he made a tough leaping catch and hauled it in for the game's first score. Such was his impact that he was the second highest-graded Cowboys player on (79.1), with number one (84.4).

After 55 games, Brown is finally starting to show the world what he can do.

was used rather well, catching four of his seven targets for 55 yards, adding to his 43 rush yards.

For Lamb, it was a somewhat redemption game as he was severely criticized throughout the week after his Week 1 effort. He came back with a vengeance and showed what he could do.

The receiving corps as a whole was far better than last week and contributed to even drives in the first half, as there was a good mix of run and pass plays. What made the team continue to roll was crucial catches on important downs.

Last week, there were drops, which forced a punt. This week, they were drive extenders, and we saw the results in the first half. While it dropped off significantly in the second half, Dallas rallied late in the fourth quarter as Rush went 3/3 for 30 yards (all catches at important moments) as they got into field goal range, where did his thing.

While it is only one game, the questions surrounding the Cowboys' receiving corps have alleviated somewhat, but they need to do this consistently throughout the year if Dallas is to make a playoff push.

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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