Cowboys OC Showing Zero Concern Over CeeDee Lamb Situation

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer isn't worried about the star wide receiver not being at the team's facility.
Dec 24, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88)
Dec 24, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys haven’t had the best offseason as they saw multiple players from last season's team head into free agency. But the Cowboys salvaged their offseason with a good showing in the 2024 NFL Draft, where they addressed multiple positions of need.

However, the Cowboys still have bigger issues to handle before training camp kicks off like the contract situations of Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb. Lamb is due for a contract extension after having a tremendous 2023 season in Dallas.

The former first-round pick set career highs across the board with 135 receptions (181 targets) with 1,749 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Cowboys' front office brass understand that they have to pay Lamb. But they haven’t done it yet, despite multiple wide receivers (Amon-Ra St. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and A.J. Brown) getting extensions this offseason.

And not to mention, wide receivers such as Justin Jefferson, Tee Higgins, and Ja'Marr Chase are set to break the bank any day now.

The longer Dallas waits to sign Lamb to an extension, the longer it will take him to show up to the team’s practice facility.

Nonetheless, one of Lamb’s coaches is not worried about the star wideout’s situation as they know he’s taking care of business.

“It doesn’t matter right now. CeeDee is a pro,” Cowboys offensive Brian Schottenheimer said on Tuesday (via Jon Machota of The Athletic). “He’s gonna know what to do. … We know he’s taking care of business and when he gets back here, we’ll certainly be able to find ways to get him the ball.”

It doesn’t come as a surprise to see Schottenheimer not panicking about Lamb’s absence as we haven’t reached training camp yet, and the Cowboys know he’s staying ready. 

That said, Jerry Jones and the rest of Dallas' front office need to come soon with an offer because before you know it, training camp will be here, and then the regular season. For the Cowboys to take the NFC East for the second consecutive season (+120 on FanDuel Sportsbook), they need Lamb on the field.

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