Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver CeeDee Lamb expressed his dissatisfaction with how the coaching staff limited his involvement during Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
Despite an impressive start with 100 receiving yards and a touchdown in the first quarter, Lamb received minimal targets in the final three quarters of the game.
When questioned about this, Lamb found the situation peculiar, stating:
“They weren’t doing anything,” Lamb said of the Dolphins defense. “I feel like if I’m gonna be involved, keep me involved. It was weird, that second and third quarter. Very weird.”
“Started off the game hot,” he added. “I went absent. That’s why it was weird.”
Following Lamb’s strong opening performance, he managed just one catch for the remainder of the game. Head coach Mike McCarthy’s decision to limit Lamb’s opportunities may not align with conventional expectations, and he might offer an explanation if questioned by the media in the coming week.
With the Cowboys experiencing their second consecutive loss, bringing their record to 10-5, they face the Detroit Lions in their next game on Saturday.
It’s a well-known fact that NFL receivers consistently express a desire for more involvement in the game, although achieving this is often easier said than done. Numerous factors contribute to a receiver not receiving the ball as frequently as they would prefer.