Cowboys’ Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb update brings major fantasy football implications for Thanksgiving
The Dallas Cowboys are likely to be without two of their top receivers in Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Cooper is out with a positive COVID-19 test, and because he is also unvaccinated, it is anticipated that he will miss two games. Lamb suffered a concussion on Sunday, and the possibility of passing all protocols before the game against the Raiders seems slim. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:
From @GMFB: #Bears QB Justin Fields had negative X-Rays and the belief is he suffered bruised ribs with more tests coming. Meanwhile, the #Cowboys are likely without their two top WRs on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/w6Ijhb4QUn
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 22, 2021
This is a huge blow for a Cowboys’ team looking to make a postseason push. Lamb leads the team in receiving yards with 740, while also garnering six scored touchdowns. Cooper is closely behind with 583 yards received and five touchdowns. The two make up most of the offensive production, meaning that other players on offense will need to step up. This could be tight end Dalton Schultz, who has been a positive surprise for the Cowboys. Additionally, wide receiver Michael Gallup could be due for a big game since returning to the field in Week 10.
Dallas is at the top of the NFC East with a record of 7-3. The playoff hopeful team is looking to bounce back after a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. With a lack of offensive firepower, star quarterback Dak Prescott will need to display skills at an MVP level if the Cowboys want to defeat the Las Vegas Raiders this week.