first_imgCowboys rookie WR CeeDee Lamb will wear No. 88, the same number as Michael Irvin, Drew Pearson and Dez Bryant. Lamb wanted to wear No. 10, but Jerry Jones said he wanted Lamb to wear 88.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 30, 2020Cowboys rookie WR CeeDee Lamb’s jersey on NFL Shop. Note the number.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) April 30, 2020No. 88 is a hallowed number in Dallas receiver history. Drew Pearson wore it, and he’s one of the great Cowboy receivers and was a Hall of Fame finalist in 2020. Michael Irvin wore it, and he’s in the Hall of Fame. Dez Bryant wore it, and he’s … not in the Hall of Fame, but he is the franchise’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions.So, there’s two ways you can look at it: either Lamb has big shoes to fill with his new number, or Dallas is entrusting the Oklahoma wideout to be the next great offensive threat in Big D. The pick was a little bit of a surprise, considering Dallas recently spent big money to keep wide receiver Amari Cooper in town.In any case, the pairing of Lamb, Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott should bring some shine back to the Dallas star, no. 88 or not. “Yea we rockin 10 this year” – CeeDee Lamb says that’ll be his jersey number with the Cowboys.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) April 24, 2020“This is a little drama from my perspective,” Jones said after the draft, “but when we were all sitting there and had said our peace, then we said, ‘OK. What’s it going to be?’ I said in honor of my great friend that just passed (in December), we’re going to have his namesake come on over here and wear old number 88 just like Michael and Dez and those guys. And we’ve got us a receiver. Let me tell you one thing: If he’s got the compete and heart of that Jerry Lamb, he’ll be bad to the bone.’”According to the NFL Shop, Lamb is set to don the legendary No. 88 for Dallas. The next No. 88 is here for the Cowboys.CeeDee Lamb might have worn No. 2 in college, but that’s obviously not an option in the NFL. Originally, Lamb wanted to wear No. 10, but that’s apparently not in the cards. At least, not according to Dallas owner Jerry Jones.last_img