The Dallas Cowboys are one of the surprise teams of the 2021 NFL season through the first seven weeks. Although the team usually has plenty of talent, dating back to the days of Tony Romo, Dallas is finally putting it all together. The emergence of CeeDee Lamb has helped lead the Cowboys to a 5-1 record to start the season.
Lamb is only in his second NFL season, but he’s already thought hard about life after football.
CeeDee Lamb is one of the best young receivers in the NFL
The Dallas Cowboys hit the jackpot when they landed CeeDee Lamb with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Lamb was a consensus All-American as a junior at Oklahoma. He enjoyed a productive career with the Sooners, recording 173 receptions for 3,292 yards and 32 touchdowns.
After the Cowboys drafted Lamb, Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin reached out to the young receiver. Irvin pushed the Oklahoma product to wear the illustrious No. 88 jersey. The team has reserved that jersey number for wideouts with high ceilings like Irvin, Drew Pearson, and Dez Bryant.
Lamb is already making his predecessors proud, too. The Opelousas, Louisiana native recorded 74 receptions for 935 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie.
As strong as his first NFL season was, Lamb was just scratching the surface of the receiver he could become. He entered the 2021 season with high expectations after a great training camp. The 22-year-old has already caught 33 passes for 497 yards and four touchdowns through the first six games of the season.
CeeDee Lamb has already established himself as a big-play threat and is well on his way to a long career in the NFL.
The Cowboys’ wideout revealed he wants to be a broadcaster when he retires
CeeDee Lamb possesses the raw talent and mental makeup of a player who can be an all-time great. The Dallas Cowboys found themselves a special talent to be a featured part of their offense for years to come.
Even though his career is just getting started, Lamb has already started thinking about life after football.
In a recent interview for the Dallas Cowboys YouTube page, reporter Britt Johnson asked the second-year wideout what he sees as his next chapter once he retires from the NFL.
“I definitely would like to broadcast,” said Lamb. “You know, I could talk football with the best of them. As I get older, obviously, the knowledge and everything kind of improves. I definitely feel like that’s something I want to do and the direction I want to go after football.”
CeeDee Lamb clearly knows the game very well and thinks he can translate his football I.Q. to the broadcast booth.
Former Cowboys Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo could show Lamb a thing or two about making a career out of broadcasting.
Tony Romo is a blueprint for broadcasting success post-football
Tony Romo spent his entire 13-year career with the Dallas Cowboys. Jerry Jones and the front office signed Romo as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois.
Romo wasn’t a highly-touted prospect coming out of college. Still, he was able to enjoy a successful NFL career in Dallas. He passed for 34,183 yards and 248 touchdowns in 156 games for the Cowboys. The team had a 78-49 career record with Romo under center.
For all his success on the football field, Romo appears to be a natural in the broadcast booth. He retired from the NFL after the 2016 season.
After Romo’s retirement, CBS Sports hired him as their lead color analyst for NFL telecasts. He works alongside legendary play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.
The 41-year-old has brilliant football insight and is one of the more knowledgeable analysts in the game today.
CeeDee Lamb will likely become a beloved member of the Cowboys’ family like Tony Romo. He hopes to have a successful broadcasting career like him as well.
All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference