The Cowboys typically face strong criticism in the aftermath of a defeat, and CeeDee Lamb found himself in the media’s crosshairs.
Following the Cowboys’ 42-10 loss to the 49ers in Week 5, no player has been exempt from blame, and this includes wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. On a recent episode of FS1’s “Undisputed,” former NFL cornerback and current analyst Richard Sherman was candid about his views on Lamb.
Skip Bayless inquired whether Lamb has been overrated, to which the former All-Pro expressed a resounding agreement if Lamb is considered a “bonafide” No. 1 wide receiver.
Sherman stated, “If you think he’s a bonafide, lining up as [No.] 1? Then, yes, that’s overrated.”
Bayless maintained his belief that Lamb is indeed a clear-cut No. 1, prompting Sherman to elaborate on his assessment.
Sherman evaluated the situation by asking, “So you’re saying he’s in the same league as Justin Jefferson, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, Ja’Marr Chase, Stefon Diggs, A.J. Brown, Cooper Kupp, Deebo Samuel, Terry McLaurin, and Mike Evans? If that’s the case, you’re not seeing it.”
In response to Sherman’s comments, Lamb reached out to him with a straightforward direct message.
Sherman proceeded to position Lamb in a category just beneath that elite group, alongside a set of talented wide receivers like Jaylen Waddle, Garrett Wilson Jr., and Tyler Lockett.
He praised all these players while also criticizing the Cowboys for parting ways with Amari Cooper. Sherman believed that both Cooper and Lamb could amass 1,500 yards per season if they had continued to play together.
Dallas unquestionably erred in parting ways with Amari Cooper, especially considering Dak’s enhanced performance when they were on the field together. It’s evident that Lamb has a significant journey ahead before being recognized as a bona fide No. 1 receiver.