Taking From the Eagles
The division rival Philadelphia Eagles have been in desperate need of wide receivers. They have suffered numerous injuries last season, and some “key” players couldn’t step up.
Because of that, everyone expected them to look for a wide receiver. They especially should have been looking for a receiver that can make big catches.
New Cowboy, CeeDee Lamb fits exactly what the Eagles need. Seeing what many people, including me, thought was a top-10 pick slide down that much is a great opportunity.
According to Ed Werder of ESPN, a division rival attempted to make a trade with the Atlanta Falcons (held the 16th pick) to draft Lamb. I would think it was the Eagles considering their desperate need for a wideout and that they drafted one with their 21st pick.
That’s a double plus for the Cowboys here. Not only did a future superstar join the already great receiving corps in Dallas, but this player was also stopped from joining a division rival.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman must have been punching the air when he saw this pick. While he did grab a solid wideout in Jalen Reagor, Lamb is a much better prospect.
Simply this point alone should have Cowboys fans excited. Considering there are two games every season that Dallas plays Philly, that’s two games of one fewer big-play wideout to cover.
In addition to one fewer threat against the Cowboys, it is one fewer threat for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz to throw to. This will help Dallas and other teams to limit their offense. The worse Philly plays, the better it is for Dallas.