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Cowboys Sign 1st-Round Pick CeeDee Lamb to Rookie Contract

, the 17th-overall selection in the 2020 , has signed his rookie contract with the . The will now be fully able to join his new teammates when starts next week.

Lamb and other rookies arrived to camp on Tuesday, earlier than other players, to get some of this business done and get some extra preparation. Quarterbacks and injured players are set to arrive today, and the rest of the roster are due by July 28th.

The details in these contracts are no big surprise since the NFL adopted a rookie wage scale almost a decade ago. They are based on where you fell in the draft, and all 1st-round picks have that team option for a fifth season added on.

Lamb is now under contract through the 2023 season. Dallas will have the ability to tack on a one-year deal in 2024 which essentially acts like a discounted exclusive .

While facing big expectations as a 1st-rounder, and especially one that was seen as a steal by all analysts, CeeDee won't be burdened with franchise WR responsibility right away. He will get to grow into his future role, whatever it becomes, behind and .

Still, Lamb is certainly one of the players we're most excited to see as the nears. With no games to look forward to due to , reports and videos from training camp will be our only glimpses into the rookie's performance until Week One.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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