Here are the three debuts for the Dallas Cowboys we’re the most excited about
The start of the NFL regular season is always packed with exciting debuts. For instance, six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady will make his debut under center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday afternoon against the New Orleans Saints. The Dallas Cowboys will have a few exciting debuts of their own.
When America’s Team kicks off their season on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams in the debut of SoFi Stadium, it will be the first time several coaches and players will represent the Star as a member of the Cowboys. Of all the debuts for Dallas, here are the three we are the most excited about.
Mike McCarthy, Head Coach
For years, Cowboys fans have dreamed about how their team would look with a different head coach in charge. And after a near-decade spent under Jason Garrett, those fans will finally get their wish.
In Mike McCarthy, Dallas has handed the league’s top offense to an offensive-minded head coach. McCarthy’s addition is only expected to make that side of the ball even better. And fans have to hope that his debut on Sunday night is the start of a championship run for their beloved franchise with the former Super Bowl winner at the helm.
CeeDee Lamb, WR
The Cowboys electrified their fanbase when they used the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. Although the position wasn’t a pressing need for Dallas, Lamb was simply too good to pass up.
Lamb joins a stacked receiver corps that already includes Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. And after the rookie shined brightly at training camp, making jaw-dropping catches in every practice, fans are eagerly anticipating his debut against the Rams.
Aldon Smith, DE
The last time pass rusher Aldon Smith played in an NFL game was November of 2015. Yet, based on the reports coming out of training camp, the 30-year old Smith was still able to display the traits that made him an All-Pro in 2012 when he racked up an incredible 19.5 sacks.
While no one expects Smith to knock off all the rust in his first-ever game for the Cowboys, the excitement for his debut is palpable. If he’s able to record a sack against the Rams, expect that excitement to reach a fever pitch.
A few honorable mentions to acknowledge when it comes to debuts for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night include defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs, defensive end Everson Griffen, defensive tackle Dontari Poe, and kicker Greg Zuerlein.