Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was one of the only bright spots for the team’s performance offensively against the San Francisco 49ers during their Divisional Round matchup. Dallas lost the game 19-12 as their offense unraveled against a stingy 49ers defense.
The Cowboys gained only 282 yards of total offense. It became a struggle running the ball when Tony Pollard went down with an injury, leaving the plodding Ezekiel Elliott as the lone lead back. Dak Prescott reverting back to his regular season form certainly didn’t help either.
Prescott completed 23-of-37 pass attempts for 206 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. More than half of those yards went to CeeDee Lamb, who was the only player consistently working open and creating plays.
CeeDee Lamb finished the game with 10 receptions for 117 yards, gaining more than half of the team’s passing yards on the evening. It was one of the best postseason games for a receiver in Cowboys’ franchise history.
According to NFL on CBS, CeeDee Lamb is only the third Cowboys player with 10+ catches and 100+ yards in playoff history. The other two are wide receiver Michael Irvin and tight end, Jay Novacek.
Had CeeDee Lamb not been in the game, it is hard to imagine Dallas would have been able to score any points. They struggled to move the ball consistently even with him having such a big game, which will lead to a lot of questions having to be answered during the offseason.
None of those concerns will involve CeeDee Lamb, who proved capable of handling the duties of a No. 1 receiver. His postseason went much better this season than last, as he had two solid games after a dud against the 49ers last season when he caught only one pass for 21 yards.
In two postseason games this year, CeeDee Lamb caught 14 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown. In the regular season he set career highs with 107 receptions for 1,359 yards and nine touchdowns.