Lamb was his last pre-injury target in 2020 and the sophomore catcher again receives a touchdown pass from Prescott.
Dak Prescott, 11 months and five days after suffering a spectacular injury, he again threw a touchdown pass for the Dallas Cowboys.
And as if fate had intervened in Prescott’s return, his target was CeeDee Lamb again. The young catcher was the last to receive the ball from Dak in 2020 for a touchdown, And with the score in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he becomes the first in 2021 to make a seven-point connection with the quarterback.
The scoring drive was seven plays and 75 yards. Lamb received for 22 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter, in immediate response to Chris Godwin’s notation, after a great drive from Tom Brady.
Lamb received a five-yard pass from Prescott on October 4, 2020 – that day the then-rookie scored a couple of times and we can anticipate that it will be one of the main weapons of Dak, who also has Amary Cooper Michael Gallup. The Cowboys receiving corps is one of the most exciting in the league, but their main problem will be defending whatever Prescott provides them on offense.
Before this game, Prescott pointed out how excited he was with his return to the field after an ankle injury that left him out of the 2020 campaign from Week 5, just into the game after his last touchdown pass, of which he it was blank.
“I’m definitely ready. I’m excited,” he said after practice on Friday. “I put a lot of work to get to this point. For months, rehabilitating the ankle, until the last [semanas] keeping my feet working while resting my arm. There’s so much work I put into this, I’m excited to get out there and be a part of the full game; to be there with my brothers and to be able to do something that I love. “
Before halftime, Prescott threw another touchdown pass, it was to Cooper during the second quarter.
In four games in 2020, Prescott threw for 1,856 yards, nine touchdown passes. A year earlier, the 2016 pick from Mississippi St. posted his best season with 4,902 yards and 30 passes into the promised zone.