4 Cowboys who rescued Mike McCarthy from coaching disaster in win over Lions

The Dallas Cowboys made it tough on themselves but these four players willed them to a narrow win in Week 17

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2. CeeDee Lamb, Wide Receiver

Last week, CeeDee Lamb was frustrated with his usage following the loss to Miami. His feelings were more than valid after he scored in the first quarter on a beautiful catch and run only to be ignored for the next 30 minutes of the game. This week, that didn't happen.

Dallas got Lamb involved early and often — and he broke a franchise record in the process. Lamb scored on the opening drive when he broke free for a 92-yard touchdown. The play was nearly a disaster but Dak Prescott somehow avoided a safety and then found Lamb free downfield for the monster gain.

The ball continued to go his way after that and he kept delivering. In all, Lamb had 13 receptions for 227 yards and one touchdown. He nearly had a second score but fumbled as he approached the goal line. The ball went out of the end zone and gave Detroit possession at the 20, which got social media fired up again about how punitive that rule is to an offense.

Lamb more than made up for that gaffe and in the process, topped Michael Irvin's mark for the most single-season receiving yards in franchise history. Irvin, who was in the building for Jimmy Johnson's Ring of Honor induction, had 1,603 yards in 1995. Lamb is now at 1,651 with one game to play.