Cooper expects Cowboys to have 'three 1,000-yard receivers' with Lamb aboard
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The Dallas Cowboys didn't need a new starting-caliber wide receiver this offseason, but they left the 2020 NFL Draft with perhaps the class' best wideout in CeeDee Lamb.

With Lamb in the fold, star wide receiver Amari Cooper now expects the Cowboys' receiving corps to accomplish a rare feat in 2020.

"I think it was a great pickup," Cooper said of Lamb, according to Todd Archer of ESPN. "You have to draft the best player on the board. Everybody understands that. He's a great receiver.

"I think with me and (wide receiver) Michael Gallup going for 1,000 yards last year, the expectation is to have three 1,000-yard receivers this year."

Only five teams in NFL history have had three wideouts post 1,000 receiving yards or more in the same season.

Team Year Players
Cardinals 2008 Larry Fitzgerald/Anquan Boldin/Steve Breaston
Colts 2004 Reggie Wayne/Marvin Harrison/Brandon Stokley
Falcons 1995 Eric Metcalf/Bert Emanuel/Terance Mathis
Washington 1989 Gary Clark/Art Monk/Ricky Sanders
Chargers 1980 John Jefferson/Kellen Winslow/Charlie Joiner

Cooper led the Cowboys with 1,189 receiving yards last season, while Gallup ranked second after amassing 1,107 yards. Randall Cobb, who racked up 828 yards, finished third in receiving for Dallas. Cobb signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans this offseason.

Dallas selected Lamb 17th overall in April after he posted an outstanding career at Oklahoma. The former Sooners standout recorded 173 catches for 3,292 yards and 32 touchdowns over three college seasons.

Cooper, meanwhile, signed a five-year, $100-million deal with the Cowboys in March after earning his second straight Pro Bowl nod. The 26-year-old, who joined the team in 2018 in a trade from the then-Oakland Raiders, turned down a more lucrative offer from the Washington Football Team in order to remain with Dallas.

"I just liked everything about being a Dallas Cowboy," Cooper said, according to Archer. He added: "I've been privileged to play on different teams, so I understand the culture isn't the same in every city. Every team isn't the same ... having the opportunity to be on a team I really love, I wouldn't trade that for a little bit more money."

Cooper expects Cowboys to have 'three 1,000-yard receivers' with Lamb aboard
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