Cowboys' CeeDee Lamb Hyped by LeBron James, Twitter After Clutch TD in Win vs. Giants

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 27, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 26: CeeDee Lamb #88 of the Dallas Cowboys catches a 1 yard touchdown pass against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter in the game at MetLife Stadium on September 26, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Redemption is that much sweeter on the national stage.

It certainly was for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb during his team's 23-16 victory over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. Dallas' No. 1 option in the aerial attack appeared well on his way to a nightmare game with a terrible drop during the first half but put his team on his back in crunch time to change his entire storyline.

Lamb dropped a perfectly placed deep ball from Cooper Rush that could have been a touchdown in the ugliest play of a first half that featured just nine combined points.

Michael Gehlken @GehlkenNFL

Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb had too many drops last season by his own standards. It's a prolonged problem.

Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

That is as bad a drop as you can have in the NFL by CeeDee Lamb.

It was back-and-forth from there until the Cowboys marched 89 yards on 11 plays for a touchdown to take the lead for good in the fourth quarter. Lamb caught four passes on the drive, including the most important two on a fourth-down conversion and a beautiful one-handed snag for the score.

His redemption arc earned plenty of praise on social media:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

CEEDEE LAMB WHAT A CATCH 😱🔥<br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NFL</a>)<a href="https://t.co/jlHrFkJTZW">pic.twitter.com/jlHrFkJTZW</a>

LeBron James @KingJames

OMG CEEDEE 🐑!!!!!!!!! WOW

Hailey Sutton @_HaileySutton


Joe Trahan @JoeTrahan

I think he made up for the drop.

Master @MasterTes

That’s the CeeDee Lamb I wanna see. Run through that MF

Pat McAfee @PatMcAfeeShow


Reggie Bullock @ReggieBullock35

Ommggggg lamb

Royce O'Neale @BucketsONeale00

Sheesh ceedee lamb 🤧

Yahoo Fantasy Sports @YahooFantasy

CEEDEE!!!!! <a href="https://t.co/myvPfJE5Bw">pic.twitter.com/myvPfJE5Bw</a>

Master @MasterTes

Best Cowboys drive of the season. CeeDee Lamb showing why he has WR1 talent


ceedee lamb fantasy owners rn <a href="https://t.co/70TMcVEuN1">pic.twitter.com/70TMcVEuN1</a>

Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano

That’s my WR1! Way to make up for the bad drop.

Monday's win wasn't a one-man show for the Cowboys, as Ezekiel Elliott scored a touchdown, Tony Pollard ran for 105 yards and the defense sacked Daniel Jones five times, but the wide receiver stood out when it mattered most.

Dallas is now 2-1 as a result with both wins coming with Rush at quarterback as a replacement for the injured Dak Prescott. Rush also won his only start last season, although ESPN's Lisa Salters said on the broadcast that Prescott could return for the next game against the Washington Commanders after the stitches were removed from his thumb.

Whether it is Prescott or Rush under center, the quarterback's job will be much easier if the Lamb who showed up in the fourth quarter against New York is there to lead the offense in another NFC East showdown with Washington.