This offseason, the Cowboys traded Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns, and CD Lamb moved to become the No. 1 wide receiver in Dallas.
Lamb told Mike Silver Open Mike’s podcast that he was working when he saw the news.
“Actually, I was at the gym. I have seen that. It was on TV. I was training in Fort Lauderdale on my off-season program, I saw it on TV and I was like, “Wow, this is crazy.” — Lamb. said. “And then my phone started exploding just a few minutes later. Since then, it has been a crazy story.”
Although the Cooper deal took him “by surprise”, Lamb said he was up for the challenge.
“This is a lot to accept. It happened so fast, but I feel like it’s a situation that I’m ready to take on,” he said of being the No. 1 wide receiver for the Cowboys. “Honestly, it raised the bar in a way. Obviously I already hold myself to high standards, but obviously there’s nothing you can do at the moment but accept it. This is the energy that I have. .”
Lamb played at the Pro Bowl level in his second season, rushing for 1,102 yards on 79 catches with six touchdowns. The Cowboys’ confidence that the 23-year-old could handle the attention that comes with being the No. 1 wide receiver allowed them to trade Cooper’s $20 million contract for a fifth-round pick.
Lamb said he corresponded with Cooper after the deal went down.
“I just wanted to thank him for everything he did for me in the first two years,” he 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. Lots of guys who do a lot of things well in this position. I just thank him for taking me. under his wing.”
Now Lamb is ready to fly like a big dog in Texas.