Jerry Jones envisions CeeDee Lamb as a better #1 wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys than Amari Cooper ever was for America’s team.
No doubt Jerry Jones doesn’t just see CeeDee Lamb in the role of the No. 1 wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboysbut being better than Amari Cooper ever was occupied that spot.
Jones told Clarence E. Hill Jr. about the Fort Worth Star-Telegram “that CeeDee Lamb will be an upgrade over Cooper as the true No. 1 receiver on the Cowboys offense.”
Dallas took Lamb in the middle of the first round of 2020 NFL draft from Oklahoma two springs ago. Lamb finished his first Pro Bowl campaign with 79 catches for 1,102 yards and six touchdowns. While he was an undisputed No. 1 wide receiver in the Big 12, Lamb needs to replace a four-time Pro Bowler as the focal point of the Cowboys’ passing offense.
Frankly, Lamb’s production made Cooper expendable since he was treated to that Cleveland Browns.
Regardless of how Jones feels about the “upgrade,” the only thing that matters is how starting quarterback Dak Prescott adjusts to the changing of the guard within the Dallas receiving corps.
Jerry Jones thinks CeeDee Lamb can be a better #1 WR than Amari Cooper
On the surface, Prescott seems in favor of continuing with Lamb as No. 1.
“I’ve decided, you know, he’s the guy,” Prescott said. “All I know is that hopefully he’ll be my receiver by the time I’m done playing. Just bring him closer. More conversational as he’s right there to talk, just communicate.
Not only has Prescott placed Lamb’s locker right next to his, but he expects his new No. 1 wide receiver to grow into the role given Lamb’s knowledge of the script and the work he consistently puts in.
“Wherever we take him, he’s confined and he’s doing better and growing,” Prescott continued. “So we’re always taking a step and now for him to follow in the footsteps of receiver #1 I know he’s excited to wear those pants you could say and make the most of it.”
Although Dallas should be preferred to repeat in the NFC East this fall, it has been well over a decade since that division had a repeat champion. Not to say the Cowboys will retire after the moves they’ve made this offseason, but the Philadelphia Eagles were a playoff team a year ago and the Washington Commanders won the 2020 NFC East when they were just one football team were.
No matter how ready Lamb is or not for this expanded reception role, Dallas’ season essentially depends on two things: Prescott’s game and Mike McCarthy’s coaching skills. Dallas both need to get closer to optimal levels if the Cowboys are to achieve all they can this year. If all goes according to plan, this team will be able to compete in the NFC Championship game for the first time since 1995.
If Lamb continues to build on his first two years in the NFLDallas will be fine without Cooper.
https://fansided.com/2022/05/28/jerry-jones-ceedee-lamb-take-top-wide-receiver-amari-cooper/ Jerry Jones had an absolutely incredible attitude towards CeeDee Lamb