Jerry Jones is already hyping up this year’s squad after the team traded away a dynamic WR.
The Cowboys traded Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns this offseason. He has been a reliable wideout since they traded for him. Jones isn’t worried about his exit because he has a lot of confidence in Lamb’s abilities.
Jones told Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram that Lamb will be an upgrade over Cooper as the No. 1 wide receiver for the Cowboys.
“Jones told the Star-Telegram that CeeDee Lamb will be an upgrade over Cooper as a true No. 1 receiver in the Cowboys offense.
Jones said he wasn’t trying to slight Cooper, whom the team traded in March in part because his production didn’t match his $20 million practice tag.
But Jones acknowledged Cooper had his issues and that Lamb has the makings of more a complete No. 1 receiver in “production, in the huddle and off the field.”
Lamb made it known on Wednesday that he’s ready to lead the Cowboys’ passing attack.
“Oh, I’ve been ready. Been ready,” Lamb said. “That’s just me and my competitiveness. That’s in my nature. I’m always ready for my name to be called.”
Last season, Lamb had 79 catches for 1,102 yards and six touchdowns. For comparison’s sake, Cooper had 68 receptions for 865 yards and eight scores.