On Saturday night, Dallas Cowboys standout CeeDee Lamb made a compelling case for being considered among the best receivers in the NFL, delivering a performance so impressive that it prompted the league to subject him to random testing. Lamb, after the 20-19 victory, shared on social media a notice from the NFL notifying him of his “randomly selected” testing status.
In a crucial game against the playoff-contending Detroit Lions, Lamb had a career-defining performance, showcasing why he belongs in the conversation as one of the game’s top receivers. The former first-round pick from Oklahoma hauled in 13 passes for 227 yards, setting new personal records. His standout moment came with a spectacular 92-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Dak Prescott, marking the longest touchdown play in the NFL this season.
Reflecting on his historic achievement, Lamb expressed gratitude to his teammates, acknowledging their collective effort. “It’s a surreal moment for me,” he remarked. “Shout out to my guys; we continue to work, continue to build and continue to grow. I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without them. We’re looking forward to keeping it going.”
Lamb etched his name into the Cowboys’ record books by surpassing Michael Irvin’s single-season franchise records of 111 receptions and 1,603 yards, both set in 1995—the same year Dallas last won the Super Bowl. His 92-yard reception ranked as the second-longest in Cowboys history, narrowly trailing a 95-yard score by Bob Hayes in 1966. Additionally, Lamb secured the first 200-yard game by a Cowboys receiver since Amari Cooper achieved the feat in October 2019.
Entering Saturday’s game leading the league in receptions, Lamb also claimed the top spot in receiving yards, outpacing Miami Dolphins star Tyreek Hill. Although Hill might regain the lead, the fact that Lamb temporarily surpassed him speaks volumes about the remarkable season Lamb is having.