CeeDee Lamb: Becoming the No. 1 receiver raised the bar – Charean Williams, Pro Football Talk

The Cowboys’ new number one WR is ready for the job. He talks about learning that Amari Cooper was traded.

“I was like, ‘Wow, that’s crazy” Lamb said on Mike Silver’s podcast, Open Mike. “And then my phone literally started exploding within minutes. It’s been a crazy story ever since.

In his second season, Lamb became the Cowboys’ leading receiver. It’s a big reason the team traded Cooper and his $20 million base salary in exchange for a fifth-round selection.

Lamb had more catches (79) and more yards (1,102) than Cooper last season and scored six touchdowns.

Lamb is set to take on the new job title in 2022.

“It kind of, in a way, raised the standard,” Lamb said. “Obviously I’m already holding myself to a high standard, but right now there’s really nothing you can do but embrace it. That’s the energy I have.

Lamb thanked Cooper for taking him under his wing after the Cowboys drafted Lamb in the first round in 2020.

“I just wanted to thank him for everything he did for me in the first two years,” Lamb said. “Those are really important for me and my management and trying to find a place in this league where there are a lot of good receivers. A lot of guys can do a lot of things well in this position. Just give her her roses for taking me under her wing.

Cowboys Trade for DK Metcalf ‘A Jerry Jones Move,’ Says NFL Analyst – Mike Fisher, SI.com/Cowboys Country

More speculation on the exchange of a receiver.

The reputation resounds. But Cowboys Nation lives in a time warp.

How else to explain the parade of big-money acquisition ideas that pass the desk of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, even briefly, before landing on the desks of members of the national media. .

And stay there?

The latest example of this phenomenon comes not from “basement bloggers” or aggregators, but rather from the responsible mouth and brains of NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen, who states – as if it were the most obvious thing in the world – that Dallas should trade for disgruntled Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf.

“Dallas should be on the phone with Seattle right now,” Eisen said. “How tall would DK Metcalf be with a star on the side of his helmet? … I appreciate his star ability to make a figurative star wherever he goes, but the star on the side of that helmet. Thanksgiving days, Monday evenings, Sunday evenings.

“DK Metcalf on the Dallas Cowboys is exactly the play Jerry Jones would make, it’s exactly the play Jerry Jones is designed to make…”

Dak Prescott 2022 stat predictions: Cowboys QB back in MVP talks – Brandon Martinez, The Landry Hat

A monster season for Dak Prescott could be coming.

In the 2021 offseason, things were looking up for the U.S. quarterback after his ankle was broken in 2020. However, in July he was diagnosed with strained throwing shoulder, which continued for Cowboys season. Despite the strain, he played well, producing 1,813 passing yards and 16 touchdowns on a 73.1 percent passing percentage in six games.

Then the injury bug struck again. In Week 6 against the New England Patriots, Prescott suffered a right calf injury. The former fourth-round pick would miss just one game before making a nasty comeback against the Denver Broncos in Week 9 where he completed just 48.7% of his passes. It was clear that Prescott was not in perfect health, and that was the case for the rest of the season.

Although injuries were common during his 2021 season, the Cowboys QB still put up big numbers, finishing among the league leaders in passer rating (3rd), completion percentage (4th ), passing touchdowns (T-4th) and passing yards (7th). With the entire offseason to salvage, Prescott assures everyone that he feels 100% and is “a lot more advanced than (he) was last year at this time.”

Dak Prescott’s End of 2022 Stat Line Prediction (17 Games): 450/630, 71.4%, 5,198 Passing Yds (PY), 43 Passing TDs (PTD), 12 INT, 304 Rushing Yds (RY) , 5 Rushing TDs (RTDs)

“The Kitchen”: Cowboys great Nate Newton inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame – Todd Brock, USA Today/Cowboys Wire

One of the Cowboys’ all-time greats gets a well-deserved honor.

For 13 star-bearing seasons, Nate Newton was an anchor member of one of the most dominant offensive lines in NFL history, “The Great Wall of Dallas.” And he ended up being the most decorated of the bunch. He played on three Super Bowl-winning teams in the franchise’s biggest run. He won a trip to six Pro Bowls. He was named a first-team All-Pro twice.

Nate Newton did it all as a Cowboy. But he got footballing immortality for what he did as a Rattler.

Newton, 60, who last played professional ball in 1999, was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame last weekend in Atlanta. Several Cowboys teammates – including Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders, Daryl Johnston, Tony Tolbert and Mark Stepnoski – were on hand to celebrate with him.

Even on teams laden with larger-than-life personalities, Newton has always been among the greatest, in every sense of the word.

Playing between 325 and nearly 370 pounds, Newton was nicknamed “The Kitchen” because he was even taller than William “The Refrigerator” Perry of the Chicago Bears.

All 2022 Cowboys outside free agent signings are on the bubble – Tom Ryle, Blogging the boys

The 2022 NFL Draft is already having a positive impact on the roster.

Most Training Camp battles are about new players trying to make the roster. Much of the focus is on UDFAs and late picks. Established veterans are safe. For most teams, the same goes for the big-money free agents they acquired during the offseason. Things are a little different with the Dallas Cowboys. They only signed three outside free agents, and all of them were on low-cost contracts that make them acceptable. We’ve seen players like this never come out of training camp with Dallas before, the most recent being Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. It looks like another year that could happen to at least one. It could even happen to all three of them. Here are the reasons.

Dante Fowler

With the failed attempt to re-sign Randy Gregory, Fowler made a lot of sense as an insurance signing that paid off – pending the draft. But then the team got Sam Williams in the second round. Although evidence of OTAs and one-day minicamp is sparse, he has shown signs of being a very good fit for the RDE position.

James Washington

He looks the most likely to come out of camp given Michael Gallup’s injury status. Depending on how you view rookie Jalen Tolbert, Washington should be listed as WR2 or WR3 to start things off at Oxnard.

What remains to be seen is how much of his decline the past two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers was due to deteriorating Ben Roethlisberger. Washington has only had one good season, 2019. Last year, he caught just 24 passes for 285 yards.

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