Cowboys studs and duds Week 13: Dallas secondary explodes on Indy

Cowboys, Malik Hooker. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Cowboys, CeeDee Lamb. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Stud: CeeDee Lamb, Wide Receiver

Facing 3rd & 9 from the Indy 20, Dak Prescott had pressure coming at him, and instead of throwing for the sticks, he had to hit CeeDee Lamb over the middle. Lamb was hit short of the first down, but rolled over the defender and realized he never touched the turf.

As the Colts seemed to stop on the play, assuming he was down, Lamb got up and ran it in for the first touchdown of the game.

Lamb was far from done on that play, as he continued to be a thorn in the side of the Indianapolis secondary. He finished with five receptions for 71 yards as well as a touchdown. He also showed off his versatility by running it two times in a row for 23 yards.

Dud: Trevon Diggs, Cornerback

When it comes to Trevon Diggs, you have to take some of the bad in order to have the good. And to be clear, there’s far more good than bad. Even in Week 13, he was good overall, but without many other duds this week, he makes the list for one gaffe that gave the Colts a lot of momentum.

In the first quarter, Diggs was covering Ashton Dulin, who had just 30 career receptions in four seasons. Dulin ran a double move and Diggs bit hard when Matt Ryan pump faked, leaving Dulin all alone in the end zone for the easy touchdown. That gave the Colts the 10-7 lead, and while it was short-lived, it also put the momentum on their side.