Dallas Cowboys Rookie Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb Set to Don Iconic No.88 Jersey

Published 05/01/2020, 5:30 AM EDT


The 21-year-old CeeDee Lamb gave up his senior year and entered the 2020 NFL draft. The Dallas Cowboys drafted him with the 17th overall pick and have handed him an iconic jersey for the upcoming season. As a result, he has huge expectations on his young shoulders.

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CeeDee Lamb will be Jersey No.88 at Dallas Cowboys

The wide receiver was absent when the Dallas Cowboys unveiled their rookie numbers. At the time of the draft, Lamb told reporters, “Yeah, we rocking No.10 this year. Yes sir.”

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However, Jerry Jones had the final say as a club owner and decided that his top draft pick will wear No.88

Lamb will have a huge billing to live up to as the No.88 Jersey was donned by Cowboys wide receiver legends such as Drew Pearson, Michael Irwin, and Dez Bryant. 

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The 77-year-old explained the choice to RJ Ochoa of Blogging with the boys. 

“I recently lost a great friend. One of my very best might have been my best. I played ball with him at Arkansas. He was number 88. His name was Jerry Lamb, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. We couldn’t have won a national championship without him and he was a wonderful player.”

“And so when we were, this is a little drama from our perspective, when we were all sitting there and had said our piece, and then we said, ‘okay, what’s it going to be? I said in honor of my great friend that just passed this year we’re going to have his namesake come on here and wear old number 88. Just like Michael and Dez and those guys, and we’ve got us a wide receiver. And let me tell you one thing. If he’s got the competes and heart of that Jerry Lamb he’ll be bad to the bone.”

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Jones has high hopes for the youngster. Do you see CeeDee Lamb having a successful rookie year at the At&t Stadium? Or will the weight of expectations get to him?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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