Wow. Who would’ve thought that after Dak Prescott’s thumb injury, Tyron Smith being hurt once again, and the brutal loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that the Dallas Cowboys would be sitting at 3-1 and in second place in the NFC East? No need to fantasize anymore, because that is indeed the case.
After a convincing 25-10 win against the Washington Commanders on Sunday, America’s Team has set up their franchise quarterback as well as possible to come back and retake his position. While some may not see it as being that simple, Cooper Rush has done a fantastic job of keeping the team afloat (and even thriving) while Prescott rehabbed.
This most recent win against the Commanders was about as encouraging as it can get, especially with a backup quarterback leading the charge. There is much to take away from this game, starting with one of the premier pass-catchers in the NFL.
5 takeaways from the Cowboys’ blowout win against the Washington Commanders
1. CeeDee Lamb is this team’s WR1
There were some questions after a slow start to the season as to if CeeDee Lamb is ready to take the reigns as the No. 1 receiver. After three straight big games, he has silenced those that doubted him.
No. 88 had a porous two-catch, 29-yard season debut, but then had a better outing in Week 2, with a seven-catch, 75-yard performance. Over the past three games, Lamb has totaled 21 receptions for 259 yards and two touchdowns.
On Sunday alone, Lamb led the team in both receptions and receiving yards with six and 97 respectively. He has yet to have a 100-yard game this season, but he has gotten better and better each week, improving in yards each outing.
He was this team’s best receiver on Sunday yet again, and he is now finally proving his draft value. If there were still any questions regarding Lamb’s status as WR1 entering Week 4, those have now been put to rest.