Dallas Cowboys: A disastrous start for America’s team

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CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
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Dallas Cowboys: Doubts didn’t stop Dak and company

To start the Week 1 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys were the underdogs by 9.5, which I took personally. I had a good feeling Dallas would lose the game, but I knew it had to be by only one score.

The Bucs are a fantastic team. They don’t have many weaknesses, and the Cowboys had glaring holes in their defense. That shouldn’t mean Dallas would get blown out. The main reason they shouldn’t is because of their quarterback.

While there were uncertainties regarding Dak’s injuries and how healthy he would be, it got put to rest quite quickly. His first snap resulted in a deep pass to Amari Cooper for a 28-yard gain. By the end of the game, Prescott had 403 passing yards and three touchdowns, along with one interception. Oh, and that interception was not his fault at all.

Dallas Cowboys: CeeDee must be better

Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is already a star in the NFL after one season. Even with all of the adversity last season, the then-rookie still almost eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards.

Heading into this season, many believed he would dethrone Cooper as the team’s number one wideout. You would think that’s where it’s headed, considering his 15 targets. The issue is he caught seven of them and had three brutal drops. One of those drops was a tipped ball that got picked.

It’s a relief to see the youngster rebound and finish strong, but he knows he needs to be better. Hopefully, the disappointing drops will be motivation to ensure that doesn’t happen again. The positive is that until later in the game, Dak heavily favored Lamb. While Cooper ended on top, there’s a lot of trust in number 88, and he will continue to see a ton of targets.