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Cowboys said they would give All-Pro a $155 million contract.



A number of contract extensions for the Dallas Cowboys are approaching, and one of them is most likely going to be extremely expensive. In addition to quarterback Dak Prescott and pass rusher Michah Parsons possibly signing new contracts, wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is also owed a sizable salary.

With just one year left on his rookie contract, Lamb is coming off of a campaign in which he was named to the first team of All-Pros. Because of his proven ability as a wide receiver, Bleacher Report writer Alex Ballentine thinks the team will pay him among the highest of all wide receivers, if not the highest.

Lamb seems to be the least probable wide receiver available to be on the move out of all of them. He is eligible for a contract for $31 million a year, and the Cowboys have the cap capacity to make it happen. After playing in his first All-Pro season in 2023, he has most definitely earned it. Ballentine said on April 6 that “my prediction is that Lamb will sign a five-year, $155 million deal this summer.”

Lamb’s on-field chemistry with Prescott peaked in 2023, and he has only gotten better every season. Having said that, Prescott is a contributing factor in the problem of extending Lamb.

Prescott also needs an extension, but Dallas hasn’t provided one, according to recent reports.The Cowboys need to exercise caution when it comes to making excessive reservations for lengthy delays.

CeeDee Lamb Records New Career Highs

Although Lamb has increased his output year, the year 2023 was particularly noteworthy. The former Sooner from Oklahoma State achieved personal bests in nearly all statistical categories.

His 135 receptions easily surpassed his previous high of 107 in 2022, according to Sports Reference. It also lead the NFL as a whole. Moreover, he nearly 400 yards higher than his previous best last season with 1749 receiving yards.

Lamb achieved double-digit scores for the first time in his career with 12 touchdown catches, and the same is true of his touchdown totals. To top it off, he added two rushing touchdowns.

Lamb did more than bolster the 25-year-old’s case with Dallas in a year when he needed to maximize his value. He demonstrated why he should be paid more than other wide receivers in the NFL.

Cowboys’ attempt to low-ball Prescott, according to an NFL executive

As previously stated, Dallas has not yet extended Prescott’s contract and does not appear to be in a hurry to do so. An anonymous NFL executive thinks the organization may be intentionally preparing for a bad season for both Prescott and the team, according to Mike Sando of The Athletic.

“You know what we are going to do instead, if this person wants $60 million a year?” the unnamed CEO exclaimed. “You’re going to play poorly, we’re going to have an average team, and we’ll get you for less money.”

Tanking” for a draft pick is not unprecedented, but tanking only to acquire a quarterback for less money is. Maybe the executive is right about Prescott.However, this seems less like a genuine idea and more like a jab at the Cowboys.



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