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Lamb is the clear top option at wide receiver for the Cowboys this season, and quarterback Dak Prescott indicated Thursday he intends to look for the third-year player every chance he gets, Nick Eatman of the team's official website reports.
"CeeDee is a guy that wants the ball, expects the ball," Prescott said. "When one guy is on him he's not covered in his head. And I appreciate that and like that. So I think in that sense yeah, as Kellen said, we'll feature him. Some plays will be designed to get it to him but in a case where everybody is one on one across the board, yeah, he's our guy to go to." The offseason departure of Amari Cooper, along with injuries to Michael Gallup (knee) and James Washington (foot), have left Lamb as the only wideout on the Dallas roster with any sort of real NFL experience to begin the year. That's likely to lead to plenty of double coverage, but it should also result in a huge uptick in targets for the 23-year-old, who averaged 7.2 targets a game over his first two seasons. With little competition for looks, at least until Gallup returns to action, Lamb could push into elite territory in that metric -- only 11 receivers averaged 9.0 targets a game or more last season, a figure that seems well within reach for CeeDee in 2022.
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Lamb sat out Wednesday's practice with a foot laceration that isn't considered serious, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Lamb will miss Wednesday's practice due to a minor injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Brown (coach's decision) did not play in the Cowboys' 17-7 preseason loss to the Broncos on Saturday night.
Ferguson brought in all three targets for 29 yards in the Cowboys' 17-7 preseason loss to the Broncos on Saturday night.
Dowdle (illness) rushed nine times for 36 yards in the Cowboys' 17-7 preseason loss to the Broncos on Saturday night.
Tolbert brought in two of seven targets for 10 yards in the Cowboys' 17-7 preseason loss to the Broncos on Saturday night.
Lamb isn't slated to suit up for Saturday's preseason game in Denver, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Prescott isn't slated to play in Saturday's preseason game at Denver, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
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Parsons routinely got the better of Broncos starting right tackle Calvin Anderson during joint practice between Dallas and Denver on Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys are slated to waive Garibay, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.