The Dallas Cowboys got lucky to beat the Detroit Lions, as a controversial penalty wiped away Detroit's go-ahead two-point conversion with less than 30 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. If there was one Cowboy who deserved to be on the winning side, though, it's CeeDee Lamb.
Lamb had the best game of his career on Saturday, finishing with 13 catches for 227 yards and a touchdown. Granted, those stats were padded by his incredible 92-yard touchdown on a heroic scramble from Dak Prescott, but Lamb was unguardable throughout the game.
With the performance, Lamb broke Cowboys legend Michael Irvin's franchise record for catches and receiving yards in one season. And he did it old school in 16 games. Had he done it in 17 games, you'd understand if some fans put an asterisk next to the record.
Thankfully, that won't be a conversation. What is a talking point, though, is the fact the NFL slapped Lamb with a random drug test after the game.
NFL drug tested Cowboys' CeeDee Lamb after record-setting game vs Lions
The NFL once again living up to is "No Fun League" moniker. Of course Lamb broke the record on Saturday. For starters, Irvin, the previous holder of the records, was in attendance. Beyond Irvin, multiple Cowboys legends were in the building for Jimmy Johnson's induction into the team's Ring of Honor.
With all due respect to DeMarcus Ware, who was inducted into the Cowboys Ring last month, Saturday marked the biggest night at AT&T Stadium all season. Lamb was obviously aiming for the record and his 92-yard touchdown reception late in the first quarter made it a possibility, if not a given.
The All-Pro receiver was clearly aware of the discourse that would ensue if he broke Irvin's record in 17 games. Fair or not, some Cowboys fans would have still considered Irvin the record holder if Lamb broke it in the Week 18 finale because Irvin did it in one fewer game.
Lamb getting drug-tested after his career night is nothing new.
Bengals backup quarterback Jake Browning was tested after he threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns in a win vs the Vikings to extend Cincinnati's winning streak to three games. Similarly, Eagles wideout A.J. Brown got hit with a random test after he erupted for 175 yards and two TDs against the Commanders.
There's nothing "random" about these tests, but Lamb took it in stride. Following Saturday's performance, Lamb suddenly can shoot for the rare Triple Crown. He leads the league in catches and receiving yards (before Tyreek Hill played on Sunday) and is third in touchdowns behind Mike Evans and Hill.
Lamb isn't taking performance-enhancers. He's just that good.