Amari Cooper thinks the Dallas Cowboys are in good hands with CeeDee Lamb as their new wide receiver No. 1. Last season, Lamb led the Cowboys with 79 receptions for 1,102 receiving yards and six touchdowns. "CeeDee's been ready," Cooper said during an appearance on 96.7 The Ticket, according to David Helman of Fox Sports.
"Again, it's just about opportunity. I think if Kellen (Moore) decides to feature him, he's definitely ready to step up. CeeDee is a playmaker. I'm just reminded of that Vikings game, when we were breaking the huddle.
He was ready, then. He was like, 'I want this fade.' We've all seen what he's able to do when you throw him the fade. He's been ready. He's going to make the plays when his jersey number is called, and I can't wait to see it happen."
Lamb set to replace Cooper as the Cowboys' No. 1 receiver
This offseason, the Cowboys decided to move on from Cooper because they felt his production wasn't matching up the money he was paid annualy. Cooper, who signed a five-year, $100 millio deal with the Cowboys in 2020, was traded to the Cleveland Browns.
With Cooper gone, Lamb now has a chance to establish himself as the new wide receiver No. 1 for the Cowboys. Lamb, a first round pick from the 2020 NFL draft, spent two seasons with Cooper in Dallas. "Most importantly just stepping up regardless of any situation, first down, second down, just always being that guy that everybody can count on, and by everyone I mean everyone in this locker room," Lamb said, when asked what he had learned during his time with Cooper.
"I want to be accounted for. I want to be that guy. That's just me and my competitiveness, my competitive nature. "It's kind of how I grew up playing football. I'm always [ready] for my name to be called."