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Former Cowboys WR Amari Cooper Praises CeeDee Lamb, Jabs OC Kellen Moore

was in Dallas for all of 's run as and 's career thus far. Though now with Cleveland, the Cowboys' former number-one receiver has good insight into this team and made some comments today that are worth paying attention to.

Appearing on “The Ticket” radio show earlier today, Cooper shared some thoughts on Dallas moving forward with Lamb as their new top receiver. Thankfully, Amari had only good things to say about his former teammate.

From a four-time Pro Bowler and one of the 's more productive receivers since he arrived, Amari's endorsement is no small thing. And while he likely has some feelings about this and staff after being discarded, those don't appear to be clouding his judgment about Lamb as his successor.

Cooper was traded to the Browns in March in a cap-clearing move. Dallas only got back a 5th-round pick and an earlier pick in the 6th round; the real impetus for the coming from the $16 million in cap space that dumping Amari's contract created.

Dallas used some of that money to re-sign but it's generally expected that CeeDee will now be the featured receiver. While Lamb's talent has never been questioned, Amari's slight jab at Kellen Moore reveals how he felt about his usage in Dallas' and concern for Lamb going forward.

Last year Lamb was the most-targeted receiver in Dallas but was only 24th in the NFL overall. Moore's offensive approach is to maintain balance, which was evident in Cooper and Schultz being tied with 104 targets each and not being far behind Lamb's 120 targets for the year.

Comparatively, had 191 targets in Los Angeles while other big WR names like , , and Stefon Diggs were all over 160 for the .

Clearly, Amari feels that Kellen Moore's playcalling holds receivers back in Dallas. No doubt Cooper blames usage for why he didn't get to produce more here and wound up being discarded.

Hopefully, CeeDee Lamb's talent won't be restrained in 2022.

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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