4 Cowboys playmakers for the NY Giants defense to focus on

The Giants defense will have its hands full trying to slow down Dallas in primetime

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2. Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb

CeeDee Lamb was incredible in his first season sans former Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper. Lamb embraced being the alpha in the receiving room last season, earning his second straight Pro Bowl appearance and All-Pro Second Team honors. He did so to the tune of 107 receptions, 1,359 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns.

Former Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore found a lot of success moving Lamb all around the offensive formation and across the line of scrimmage. Even with Moore now in Los Angeles with the Chargers, he laid out the blueprint for how to best utilize Lamb.

Lamb is one of the NFL’s best route runners and can explode off the line of scrimmage with a remarkably quick first step. His ability to win at the line of scrimmage and create separation with his route-running enabled him to earn over nine targets a game.

Last season, the Cowboys’ No. 1 receiver spent a lot of time operating from the slot and did a lot of damage from there, leading the NFL in receiving yards gained from the slot (867). The Giants have moved their top cornerback from last season, Adoree’ Jackson, to the slot this summer out of necessity. He is going to see plenty of Lamb on Sunday night and have his hands full.