It’s been a spectacular rookie year for CeeDee Lamb. The first round pick out of Oklahoma has caught 61 balls for 742 yards and four touchdowns this year, battling through multiple quarterbacks to still put up solid rookie numbers.
But while it seems like he’s made every play that’s come his way this year, there’s one moment that sticks out in Lamb’s mind.
The 55 yard Hail Mary to end the first half of the Cowboys’ Tuesday night matchup in Baltimore. Andy Dalton reared back and delivered a perfect jump ball, and Lamb got on top of every defender, seeing the ball right into hands.
But, he dropped it. And the Cowboys left potential points on the field.
CeeDee Lamb and the Dallas Cowboys match up against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in week 13 of the 2020 NFL season
CeeDee Lamb spoke to the media this week to reflect on his rookie season, and while he pointed to a few positive improvements he’s made, he also made sure to point out this one miss.
“When I missed the Hail Mary, it was just like, ‘Wow, I could have brought that in…It would have been a touchdown. Who knows what the momentum would have been like after the game? It could have been a game-changer. I think of things like that” – CeeDee Lamb.
Of course, the fact that he even had a chance at making this play is impressive on it’s own, but this would’ve been a play of the year candidate had he come down with it for the score.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, though, CeeDee. You have a heck of a career ahead of you.