Cowboys' CeeDee Lamb Was 'So Pissed' During Frustrating Week 1 vs. Buccaneers

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 16, 2022

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11: CeeDee Lamb #88 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball after making the catch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, TX. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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Fantasy managers were not the only people frustrated with CeeDee Lamb's lack of production in Week 1.

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver said he was "pissed off" after finishing with two catches for 29 yards in a 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"Having three No. 1s out there, it makes a difference," Lamb told Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. "You know what I'm saying? You got Coop [Amari Cooper] on the outside, killing. You got MG [Michael Gallup] in the slot, killing. And I'm killing it in the slot. It puts people in a funk. Now, when you have just me (of those three) right now, it's easy. …Throughout the game, I was so pissed like, 'What is going on?' I had to have a flashback. 'Yeah, you're going to get all the attention now. This is what they were talking about.'"

Lamb is alone as the Cowboys' top wideout with Amari Cooper plying his trade in Cleveland and Michael Gallup recovering from an ACL tear. The increased attention led to one of the worst games of Lamb's career Sunday, as he reeled in only two of his 11 targets and seemed out of sorts.

Things won't get easier in the immediate future. Gallup remains on the mend and likely won't make his season debut for at least another week or two. The Cowboys also lost Dak Prescott to a fractured thumb, leaving Cooper Rush as the team's starting quarterback for the next several weeks.

Lamb is coming off a 79-catch, 1,102-yard season and was expected to take a major leap in 2022. The Oklahoma product was coming off the board in the second round in nearly every fantasy format, and odds are that selection leaves managers heading into Week 2 at 0-1.

With the unproven Rush taking snaps, it's anyone's guess what type of production Lamb will have.