New CeeDee Lamb Report Puts Even More Pressure on Cowboys to Pay Up

The Dallas Cowboys shouldn't expect to see their star wide receiver at any workouts until he gets a contract extension.
Feb 4, 2024; Orlando, FL, USA; NFC wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) of the Dallas Cowboys
Feb 4, 2024; Orlando, FL, USA; NFC wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) of the Dallas Cowboys / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys have had a lackluster offseason up to this point as they haven’t made many impactful free-agent signings or given an extension to Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, or Micah Parsons.

Even though all three players are important to the Cowboys’ success next season and for the foreseeable future, Dallas not making a move to give Lamb an extension could backfire. The Philadelphia Eagles gave DeVonta Smith a three-year, $75 million extension on Monday, while Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, and Tee Higgins are on the verge of getting big paydays.

The longer Dallas waits to extend Lamb, the higher it will cost to re-sign him which could lead to a holdout situation this summer.

Cowboys Rumors: CeeDee Lamb Likely Not to Show up at Workout

The Cowboys began their spring workout program on Monday, which isn’t voluntary for vets to show up. However, Dallas shouldn’t expect their star wide receiver to show up.

Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reported Monday that “barring an extension that, when complete, is expected to make Lamb the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history, he appears intent on not participating in a Cowboys practice or workout.”

Based on Lamb not receiving an extension, it’s not shocking to hear that he doesn’t have any desire to participate in a practice for the Cowboys. 

Last week, TMZ caught up with Lamb at a charity sports memorabilia event in Virginia and asked him if he’ll be in Dallas in 2024. The star receiver immediately responded, “Yeah I’ll be in Dallas.”

If Dallas wants to keep Lamb past 2024, they need to find a way to pay him as he’s coming off an excellent 2023 campaign. The former first-round pick set career-highs across the board with 135 receptions (181 targets) for 1,749 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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