Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb has been one of the best wide receivers all season long and the Green Bay Packers may not be able to slow him down in Sunday’s contest. There is a reason why Lamb was named a Pro Bowl player this season for Dallas and he may be all-pro also.
This season, he caught 135 passes for 1,749 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns, along with averaging 13.0 yards per reception. Lamb also rushed for 113 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns this season, along with averaging 8.1 yards per carry.
In 17 games this season, he has gone over 100 yards receiving eight times. Against the Washington Commanders last week, CeeDee Lamb caught 13 passes for 98 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He was targeted 13 times by quarterback Dak Prescott and also has been targeted 181 times this season.
It is very possible that Lamb is the most important non-quarterback in the matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Green Bay Packers Have Better Wide Receiver Depth Than the Dallas Cowboys Do Outside of CeeDee Lamb
Lamb is the number-one wide receiver in Dallas by a mile. Outside of that, there is not much depth on the Cowboys. Brandin Cooks is the second receiver on the Dallas Cowboys and has caught 54 passes for 657 yards receiving and eight touchdowns this season. He averaged 12.2 yards per catch and also was targeted 81 times by Dak Prescott.
Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs have more receiving yards than Cooks does this season. Reed has 793 yards and Doubs has 674 yards receiving. Green Bay’s third wide receiver, Dontayvion Wicks has 581 yards receiving. Michael Gallup, who is Dallas’s third wide receiver has only 418 yards receiving.
In order for the Green Bay Packers to slow down CeeDee Lamb, Jaire Alexander will need to do his best to slow him down and also get some help over the top. However, Green Bay will know Lamb is getting the ball and it may not even matter. He is the best non-quarterback in this playoff game.