The Dallas Cowboys surely don’t lack offensive talent.
Dak Prescott is improving year after year. Ezekiel Elliott has been one of the NFL’s most consistent running backs since he came into the league. Amari Cooper has proven to be the No. 1 wide receiver the team risked a first-round pick for. Michael Gallup has exceeded expectations so far in his young career.
The Cowboys had one of the league’s most dangerous offensive units last year, but that didn’t stop them from adding another weapon in the NFL draft in CeeDee Lamb. Prescott recently gushed about the rookie’s performance in training camp, and his praise should terrify NFL defenses across the league.
The Cowboys had one of the NFL’s most lethal offenses in 2019
The Cowboys offense took the jump from good to elite last season. Dallas gained an NFL-best 431.5 yards per game in 2019, and they did it mostly with their passing attack.
Prescott threw for a career-high 4,902 yards last season, good for the second-most passing yards in the NFL. He also threw for 30 touchdowns, which was the fourth-highest mark in the league. The Cowboys had a balanced passing attack led by Cooper, who totaled a career-high 1,189 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
With the way they decimated opposing defenses in 2019, it’s hard to imagine the unit could improve in 2020. Then, CeeDee Lamb happened.
The Cowboys drafted WR CeeDee Lamb in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft
As if the Cowboys offense wasn’t lethal enough last year, GM Jerry Jones decided to use his first round pick on who many thought was the best wide receiver in the class — CeeDee Lamb.
Lamb dominated his junior season at Oklahoma, racking up 1,327 receiving yards and 15 total touchdowns in 13 games. The 21-year-old has it all: speed, elusiveness, great hands, and precise route running. It’s a miracle he dropped to No. 17 for the Cowboys to snatch up.
Dallas surely didn’t need receiver help going into the 2020-21 season, but you can’t pass up a player of Lamb’s caliber in that spot. Lamb has already been impressive in training camp, and his new quarterback had a whole lot of good things to say about his new offensive toy.
Dak Prescott sends a terrifying message to NFL about CeeDee Lamb
Experts and fans alike knew Lamb was a special talent before training camp began, but Prescott just reaffirmed his immense potential heading into his rookie season.
Prescott recently spoke to the media about his newest weapon, and it’s safe to say the QB is excited to feed Lamb the ball in 2020.
My confidence is to the roof with him. When he came in, I had high expectations for him because of the guy that I initially met in the offseason when we were throwing and when we were getting together. You could just tell the type of guy he is, the type of player, the type of competitor he is. So my expectations for him rose immediately from that meeting. To get into training camp, to see what he’s done, to see what he can do… I think he’s had as good a camp as anyone has, any position on this team. It’s exciting. As I said before, he’s going to play a huge role in our success, not only this year but in the future. I’m excited for it. Excited for him.Dak Prescott
The Cowboys offense was already scary before the Lamb addition, but now it’s just downright unfair.
All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference