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The Dallas Cowboys have had an offseason to forget. Jerry Jones has spent less than the bare minimum to upgrade the roster in free agency and quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb still haven't signed new contracts with offseason workouts on the horizon.

Contract holdouts have become a normalcy for the Cowboys of late. Last summer, All-Pro guard Zack Martin didn't report for the start of training camp as he sought a raise. Martin and Dallas eventually agreed to a reworked contract, but it served as an unnecessary distraction that should've been nipped in the bud long before the team reported to Oxnard.

A similar situation might be unfolding with CeeDee Lamb. Per the Dallas Morning News, Lamb doesn't currently plan on participating in voluntary workouts next week. This doesn't come as a surprise, but that doesn't make it any less of a terrible look for the front office.

Cowboys star CeeDee Lamb could stage contract holdout come training camp

It stands to reason Lamb's "holdout" could extend into training camp if he doesn't have an extension by then. Coming off the best statistical season for a receiver in Cowboys history, Lamb has all of the leverage. Michael Gehlken of the DMN believes Lamb's contract will make him the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history.

It would make little sense for Lamb to jeopardize an historic pay day by getting injured in a voluntary practice. The same goes for training camp. Maybe Lamb will join teammates for weightlifting sessions, but he shouldn't step foot on the practice field until he has the security of a long-term contract.

Lamb will sign a new contract this summer -- potentially even before training camp -- but the fact the stage has been set for a potential holdout is another black eye on this front office given he's been a no-brainer for a new deal for over a calendar year.