Cowboys Stud: CeeDee Lamb, Wide Receiver
For whatever reason, the Cowboys seem to be hesitant to target CeeDee Lamb on their opening drives, which was the case on Monday night. A quick three-and-out saw them trying to get the ball moving on the ground with two runs that went for four yards and then Dak Prescott was sacked on third down.
The defense then surrendered a touchdown, thanks in large part to a short field due to a long punt return. But then on their second drive, they went with their top playmaker on offense.
Prescott dropped back on first down and hit Lamb for an 11-yard gain. He followed that up with a 23-yarder that moved the ball to Los Angeles territory. From there, the offense opened up and the run started to work as the drive ended with an 18-yard touchdown run from Prescott.
Lamb was the one who kept the chains moving throughout the first two quarters and went into the intermission with 84 yards on five receptions — meaning he was responsible for more than 40 percent of their entire offense in the first 30 minutes.
Easily the most clutch play Lamb made came with roughly four minutes to play when he got open on a third-and-six for an 18-yard catch to move the ball to the Chargers' 33-yard line, setting up the game-winning field goal from Brandon Aubrey.
Lamb was frustrated in Week 5 and responded with 117 yards while hauling in all seven passes thrown his way.