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REPORT: WR CeeDee Lamb to Wear #88, Continuing Cowboys Tradition

After a week of speculation and debate, it appears rookie Receiver will be wearing the number 88 for the in 2020. The team 1st-Round pick in last week's draft, Lamb will continue a tradition that has involved legendary Dallas receivers , , and .

While most of the Cowboys' drafted rookies had their new numbers announced a few days ago, Lamb's has remained up in the air. While most NFL receivers these days have numbers in the 10-19 range, it was quickly reported after last Thursday night that wanted CeeDee to continue the legacy of #88 in Dallas.


The Cowboys have used #88 to anoint a new receiver, usually a 1st-Round pick, as entering the organization with high expectations.

However, in this case with CeeDee Lamb, there appears to be some additional motivation behind Jerry's wishes.

The early talk was that Lamb wanted to wear the #10, which remains open after became a and hasn't been re-signed. But it appears, as usually happens, that Jerry Jones is getting his way.

Some have disputed this decision as Lamb is joining a WR group that already includes and . He won't be immediately treated as the top receiver in the .

However, that is not unlike what Dez Bryant faced in 2010. He joined the Cowboys when and were already the established starting duo.


In the end, as we saw with Antonio Bryant back in 2002, it will be ultimately up to the player to add to the of #88.

But given his perceived talent and 1st-Round status, CeeDee Lamb joins the Dallas Cowboys with all of the expectations for greatness that The Playmaker and Dez Bryant did. If he is anything like them on the field, this Dallas offense is going to be hard to stop.

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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