When the Dallas Cowboys went on the clock during the 2020 NFL Draft, there was a fever pitch of excitement with the opportunity to draft the top wide receiver in the draft sitting at their feet. Since then, there's been growing anticipation to see Lamb take the field in a Dallas Cowboys uniform.
Imagining Lamb playing in a Kellen Moore offense with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Ezekiel Elliott has sent Cowboys Nation into a frenzy since that glorious Thursday in April. Whenever they do take the field, they'll be one of the more dangerous offenses on the field.
Yesterday, CeeDee Lamb showed off his new duds via his Instagram account wearing the 88 that has become synonymous with elite wide receiver play for the Dallas Cowboys.
On his Instagram post, Lamb posed the question, “you ready?” I haven't been this excited about a Cowboys first-round pick since I started covering the team in 2016. I think Cowboys Nation would answer this one with a resounding “yes!”
When the Cowboys take the field for the first time in 2020 it'll likely be with their 11 personnel grouping getting their vaunted wide receiver trio on the field at the same time. Lamb, who averaged 21 yards per reception in 2019 figures to be the primary slot receiver for the Cowboys in 2020. He has the ability to play on the outside whenever Moore wants to slide Cooper into the slot. Lamb can win at every level of the defense and is dangerous with the football in his hands.
After initially asking for the number 10, Lamb opted for the number 88, which has been worn by Cowboys greats Drew Pearson, Michael Irvin, and Dez Bryant. CeeDee Lamb takes over a legacy that is filled with alpha receivers and big-time playmakers. The former Oklahoma product has the mentality and ability to fill that jersey with the production that comes with the expectation of being “the next 88.”
With less than two months till the NFL kicks off the season, CeeDee Lamb is looking sharp in his new Dallas Cowboys uniform. He'll look even better running routes against the Los Angeles Rams in September.