4 statistical milestones the Cowboys could hit this weekend
By Angel Torres
1,000 Receiving Yards – CeeDee Lamb
Big-Play wideout CeeDee Lamb is also on the verge of his own milestone. Lamb currently sits with 892 receiving yards that leaves him 108 yards shy of 1,000. The good news is that Lamb’s best game this season was against the New York Giants when he posted eight catches for 124 yards.
I really feel like he can duplicate his success and get to this coveted milestone on the final week of the season. The New York Giants have an impressive run defense but their pass defense is literally average as they rank 16th in the league in pass defense.
Lamb can also rewrite the Cowboys rookie receiving record by surpassing 1,003 receiving yards set by “Bullet” Bob Hayes 55 years ago. Lamb already owns the record for most catches by a Dallas Cowboys rookie breaking it in Minnesota with that amazing circus touchdown catch.
I am taking the over but it will be a lot closer and harder than the Zeke situation. The ball has to be spread around and that means CeeDee will only have a handful of targets to get over the hump. Remember, Giants offensive coordinator is Jason Garrett who loves to play ball-control offense.
Cowboy fans know all too well that Garrett loves to help out a defense by holding onto the ball longer than their opponent and I don’t expect it to change for the regular-season finale. The Giants defense makes a lot of in-game adjustments meaning if CeeDee starts to go off, the defense will compensate.
If CeeDee can get an early jump like Michael Gallup did last Sunday, the rookie record will officially become his and make him the second Cowboys player to surpass that 1,000 yard receiving mark this season joining Amari Cooper.
My hat is off to CeeDee for not allowing the Dak Prescott injury from showcasing his skill set. The entire offense could have just caved but somehow this resilient team has shown that they can produce as long as there is time for the quarterback to get the ball to them.