The Dallas Cowboys season has been turned around by the performance of quarterback Cooper Rush. After Dak Prescott broke his thumb in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it was doom and gloom for the franchise with Rush having to step into the lineup.
That has not been the case on the field as Rush is 2-0 and the offense has looked much better with him running it. One of the players that have benefited the most is wide receiver, CeeDee Lamb.
Lamb caught only two passes on 11 targets for 29 yards in the first game of the season, but with Rush under center, he has turned things around. In Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Lamb caught seven of his 11 targets for 75 yards.
Things took another step forward against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 3. He caught eight of 12 passes for 87 yards and his first touchdown of the season. However, that stat line could have been even bigger had he not dropped a perfectly placed deep ball from Rush that likely would have gone for a touchdown.
That was part of the reason that Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe shared some strong feelings about the 2020 first-round pick. During a recent episode of his show UNDISPUTED on FS1, Sharpe ripped into Lamb. He was not impressed with his performance against the Giants.
“I don’t see special when I watch CeeDee Lamb. He’s catching 50% of the passes thrown to him. If he played anywhere else he wouldn’t be receiving this hype. There are 10-12 WRs I’d take over CeeDee Lamb!”
The Cowboys took a sizable risk making Lamb their unquestioned No. 1 receiver as they traded Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns this offseason. While he has been able to get back on track the last two games based on raw statistics, he is still not playing up to the level of what you would expect to see from a go-to No. 1 target.
Playing for the Cowboys certainly provides a player with a certain aura. Lamb has shown some flashes of being a capable No. 1 receiver but Dallas needs to see it more consistently if they are going to remain competitive in the NFC.