Watch the Top 10 plays from Cowboys training camp so far
2. Tight end Sean McKeon one-handed touchdown grab
While all the talk about the Cowboys’ tight end position has been about dueling potential starters in Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz, the unheralded Sean McKeon is quietly posting a notable performance at training camp. And making one-handed touchdown plays like the above can only aid his status on the team.
McKeon, who played 14 games as a rookie (mostly on special teams), is again vying for a spot on the final 53-man roster. He has some stiff competition like recently-signed free agent veteran Jeremy Sprinkle. But it appears the undrafted tight end out of Michigan in 2020 is again making the most of his opportunity at camp.
#1. CeeDee Lamb brings in the touchdown pass
Momma, there goes that man again. Is it any surprise that we end this list with a highlight from Lamb? In the above clip, the young phenom is running a corner route against rookie cornerback Nahshon Wright. And Lamb is initially looking for the ball over his right, inside shoulder.
Once Lamb realizes quarterback Garrett Gilbert has thrown it to his outside shoulder instead, he quickly turns his head just in time to get a hand on the ball. He tips it up and then makes an incredible catch for the touchdown.
What makes this play so special is Lamb’s ability to track the ball in the air despite turning his head momentarily away from it. And he then uses his lightning-quick reflexes to corral it in for the score.
There’s little doubt that wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is the early favorite to win Training Camp M.V.P. in only his second NFL season. He’s putting on a daily show of SportsCenter-worthy highlights and could be considered the Dallas Cowboys’ top receiver heading into the regular season.
And who knows? By the end of 2021, perhaps Lamb will be considered one of the best receivers in the entire league.