CD Lamb was training at the Fort Lauderdale gym when he found out he was the Cowboys’ No. 1 wide receiver. Lamb said he was caught off guard on March 12 when he saw on TV that the Cowboys traded Amari Cooper to the Browns.
This took Lamb up to WR1.
“I was like, ‘wow this is crazyLamb said on Mike Silver’s Open Mike podcast. “And then my phone started exploding just a few minutes later. Since then, it has been a crazy story.”
In season two, Lamb became the Cowboys’ leading receiver. This is an important reason why the team traded Cooper and his $20 million base salary for a fifth-round pick.
Last season, Lamb had more catches (79) and more yards (1,102) than Cooper and threw for six touchdowns.
Lamb is poised to take on a new role in 2022.
“In a way, it raised the standard,” Lamb said. “Obviously I already hold myself to high standards, but at the moment there is nothing you can do but take it upon yourself. This is the energy that I have.”
Lamb thanked Cooper for taking him under his wing after the Cowboys selected Lamb in the first round of the 2020 draft.
“Just wanted to thank him for everything he did for me in the first two years,” Lamb said. “It’s really important to me and my direction and I’m trying to find a place in this league where there are a lot of great receivers. Many guys can do a lot of things well in this position. Just gave him roses for taking me under his wing.