From the Palace on the Prairie to Jerry World in Dallas, the Dallas Cowboys finally — officially — have CeeDee Lamb.
On Thursday, the Cowboys officially agreed to terms on a four-year, $14 million contract with the former Oklahoma Sooner and No. 17 overall pick.
“I couldn’t see (getting drafted by Dallas) coming, but I’m glad it did,” Lamb said in an interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on draft night. “I can’t really put it into words, but I’m definitely grateful for this opportunity. I can’t thank Jerry Jones enough for bringing me to Dallas. I can’t wait to get to this organization and get to work.”
The deal is fully guaranteed and includes a fifth year option.
Lamb will bolster an already impressive Cowboys receiving corps this season.
While his speed needs to adjust to the NFL level, his ability to vary acceleration and change direction sets him apart by allowing him to create space and dominate anywhere on the field.
Lamb’s adaptability is also a good sign for Dallas going forward. In his three years at OU, he caught passes from three different quarterbacks (Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts) and had team-leading stats in each season.
Lamb is going from an elite OU offense to the top offense in the NFL last season. Dallas’ offense posted a league-leading 6,904 total yards last season thanks to an elite receiving corps and a backfield tandem of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliot.
Despite the offensive success last year, the Cowboys finished with an 8-8 record and didn’t qualify for the playoffs. Lamb said he’s eager to help improve things when he plays this season.
“Obviously they didn’t finish out the way they should. That’s what I’m here for, I’m definitely here to help and I can’t wait to contribute,” Lamb said.