The Dallas Cowboys have a lot to expect this season after an excellent 2020 NFL Draft, especially the addition of the former wide star OU receiver CeeDee Lamb. Fans were eager to see choice no. 17 who wears blue and silver, and it seems that the beginner director is already at ease in his new shirt n. 88.
On Tuesday, the Cowboys first released the filming of Lamb wearing his Dallas uniform. Throughout the photo shoot, Lamb exudes excitement and enthusiasm to hit the field in the AT&T stadium, saying, “I just wish the game was today.”
Here is the first look at Lamb wearing the announced shirt n. 88.
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After being selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first draft round, Lamb went on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, where he he said at the show that he would wear no. 10 for the Cowboys. However, this changed rapidly, as the Cowboys team website showed that Lamb Cowboys shirts were sold with the number 88 on them after making that statement.
“I had the choice of 10 or 88 and then I chose 10,” said Lamb. “So let’s go a little deeper into the situation, just a little bit by understanding the tradition and how much that number means for this organization, and then how much of a base that number holds itself, and then the great legends ahead of me and what ‘done with that number is a bit like, why not keep the tradition going?
“Obviously, they didn’t withdraw that number for a reason, so just trying to keep the 88’s legacy going on in Dallas.”
Former Dallas wide receiver Michael Irvin he is perhaps the most famous Cowboy wearing the number, as he won three Super Bowls with the franchise and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Another former recipient, Drew Pearson, also wore the number. He has also won a Super Bowl and is considered one of the most famous Hall of Fame snobs at the moment. And of course the former large receiver Dez Bryant (2010-2017) wore the shirt number in his time with the franchise.
In addition, team owner and general manager Jerry Jones he said he had a teammate in Arkansas, Jerry Lamb, who wore that number on his game days. Jones said he wanted CeeDee Lamb wear no. 88 in his honor.
“I recently lost a great friend, one of my best, he may have been my best,” said Jones. “I played ball with him in Arkansas. It was no. 88. His name was Jerry Lamb. It was written by Kansas City chiefs. We couldn’t have won a national championship without him. And he was a wonderful player. And so this is a small drama from my point of view. When we are all sitting there and we have said our piece, and then we have said: “OK, what will it be?” I said: ‘In honor of my great friend who has just passed this year, we will bring his namesake here and wear old n. 88, just like Michael, Dez and those guys, and we have a receiver. ‘ And let me tell you something. If he has the skills and heart of that Jerry Lamb, he will be hurt to the bone. “
Lamb arrives in the NFL after finishing his OU career in first place with 24 career catches of at least 40 yards and six career games of at least 160 yards of reception. He is second in career receiving TD (32), third in career receiving yard (3,292) and career receiving 100 yard games (14), sixth in career receptions (173) and 15 in career yard for all uses (3,799) .
Last season, he was an All-American Consensus, tied for fifth nationally with 14 touchdowns received and third in the country and first in the Big 12 with 21.4 yards per fish, accumulating 1,327 yards on 62 receptions. He finished as a Biletnikoff prize and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award finalist.