Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had some costly drops during Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Dallas Cowboys looked to make a statement at the expense of the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One of the players on offense that was expected to take a huge leap was second-year receiver CeeDee Lamb, their 2020 first-round pick out of Oklahoma.
While Lamb did have a huge touchdown reception on a fake screen in the first quarter, the second-year wideout was plagued with costly drops in the first game of the season.
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On the opening drive of the Cowboys’ season, Lamb did have a notable drop on second down and 10.
Perhaps the worst drop of the night came in the third-quarter. With Dallas down 21-19, Prescott attempted a deep pass in the middle of the field to Lamb. The throw was a perfect one, as it hit Lamb right in the hands as he was surrounded by multiple defenders. However, Lamb tipped the ball in the air and into the waiting hands of Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis II.
To make matters worse for Lamb, Tampa Bay responded with a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to tight end Rob Gronkowski to extend their lead over Dallas to 28-19.
Lamb did deal with dropped passes in his rookie season, where which he logged eight total, per Pro Football Reference.
While it was a less than ideal first game of 2021 for Lamb, there are still 16 games remaining to turn things around. Even with the drops, Lamb showed that he can be an electrifying and dangerous option for the Cowboys’ passing attack.