CeeDee Lamb provides candid reason Cowboys aren’t winning

CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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CeeDee Lamb has thoughts on why the Dallas Cowboys are unable to get past the glass ceiling they’ve been running into for the last several years.

The Dallas Cowboys have not gotten past the divisional round in the Dak Prescott era. In fact, the Cowboys haven’t gotten past the divisional round since the mid-90s when the team took home a Lombardi Trophy at the conclusion of the 1995 season.

The team has been defined by the word mediocre for quite some time now, which simply shouldn’t be the case with Dak Prescott, a two-time Pro Bowler and former Offensive Rookie of the Year, under center.

Prescott has flashed the talent of a Super Bowl-winning quarterback at times, but something has held him back from taking the next step in recent years. Is that on Prescott?

CeeDee Lamb thinks he knows what that something is.

Dak Prescott needs more talent around him according to CeeDee Lamb

CeeDee Lamb stands behind Prescott wholeheartedly. To him, Dak isn’t the issue. He thinks there’s not enough talent around Prescott to get the team over the hump.

Here’s what CeeDee Lamb said on NFL Network during Super Bowl week about Dak Prescott and the need to surround him with talent, transcribed by NFL.com.

"“You gotta surround (the quarterback),” Lamb said. “You go look at the Eagles, and they’ve got three receivers, a great tight end group, they run the ball well, the O-line is very phenomenal. You look at San Fran, they surrounded their quarterback and you get success ultimately. I mean we’ve got just as many weapons, but that extra player, all it takes is one. You can be so close to the Super Bowl and it can be a deciding factor.”"

While there’s a view that might be held by some that great quarterbacks should be able to make do with whatever they have, most elite quarterbacks have had premier talent around them.

There simply aren’t any quarterbacks who can will an entire team to victory. Football is truly a team sport through and through.

Lamb knows the need for talent better than anyone because he made up so much of what the team produced in 2022. He had over 1,300 receiving yards, no other player passed 600. Last year, at least Prescott and the Cowboys had Amari Cooper, who passed 800 yards in 2021.

Some of the talent loss around Prescott has been luck, the Cowboys suffered significant injuries to the offensive line at the start of the year. But there’s no doubt that Dallas could do more.

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in Dallas who disagrees. The Cowboys tried to find that one player Lamb references. They did what they could to land Odell Beckham Jr. this season in free agency, but his injury recovery appeared to take longer than expected and he didn’t end up signing anywhere.

More talent for Prescott this offseason? We’ll have to see if the Cowboys finally do what they need to to get back to their winning ways of decades past.

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