The Athletic's Jon Machota tweeted Thursday it "sounds like" Lamb will wear No. 88 for Dallas. Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News noted the jersey is already available to purchase:
Drew Pearson, Michael Irvin and Dez Bryant all wore the No. 88 jersey with the Cowboys.
Pearson was a three-time All-Pro and helped Dallas beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII. Irvin is a Hall of Famer with five Pro Bowls and three Super Bowl titles to his name. Bryant didn't enjoy the same level of postseason success but reached three Pro Bowls and received a first-team All-Pro nod in 2014.
Many thought the Cowboys got a steal when the Sooners star fell into their laps with the 17th overall pick. Mike Tanier of B/R gave the selection an "A" grade.
Putting Lamb in the No. 88 jersey simply feels right.