30 NFL records that could be broken this season

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25. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys single-season receiving

Listen, to get to 30 records, we needed to add a few franchise records to the list. Starting with the most popular franchise in football is a good place. The Cowboys have had some great receivers in its history. Michael Irvin is probably the best, but Dez Bryant, Terrell Owens, and Amari Cooper have had incredible success in the heart of Texas. None of them have been as talented as CeeDee Lamb. That might sound like blasphemy, but Lamb has all the tools to be an all-time great.

That is going to start this season. Lamb already broke out last season, catching 107 balls for 1,359
and nine touchdowns. His yardage is already fifth all-time for a single season. This is his third NFL season. Lamb has been a little better every year, and last year he became a legit star.

Irvin holds the record with 1,603 yards in 1995. It has been almost 30 years since Irvin broke the record. It was actually Irvin’s final Pro Bowl season, as injuries started to pile up in 1996. His career ended to a knee injury in 1999. He had to have just over 100 yards per game to hit that. In today’s NFL, Lamb has to have 94 yards per game, thanks to the 17-game schedule.

The one worry here is the new offense Mike McCarthy is instilling in Dallas after letting go of Kellen Moore and adding Brian Schottenheimer. There could be a bigger focus on Tony Pollard, and the passing game could suffer. That’s a possibility, but with Dak Prescott looking to establish himself again, Lamb is going to get a ton of targets down the field.