Oct 17, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) catches a pass from quarterback Dak Prescott (not seen) for a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb out with concussion

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is out for Thursday’s game against Las Vegas with a concussion, NFL Network reported.

Lamb suffered the injury last Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs and had been in the concussion protocol. The Cowboys put forth an optimistic outlook during the week that Lamb would be able to play.

The second-year player missed practice Monday and Tuesday and was limited in Wednesday’s practice.

Lamb, 22, was injured late in the first half of the Cowboys’ 19-9 loss to the Chiefs on a jump ball in the end zone. Lamb had three catches for 14 yards. The 2020 first-round pick has 50 catches for 740 yards and six touchdowns on the season.

The Cowboys (7-3) also are facing the Raiders (5-5) without starting wideout Amari Cooper, who remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The unvaccinated Cooper tested positive last week and has to quarantine a mandatory 10 days.

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Nov 14, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) celebrates after a victory against the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb (concussion) returns to practice

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb practiced Wednesday for the first time since sustaining a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The second-year wideout still must be cleared by an independent neurologist before taking the field in Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders.

“I don’t know if we’ll have that finalized here or if it will be tomorrow. I can’t get you the exact timeline. … He hasn’t missed a step on a short week. Just as we discussed on Monday, if he’s able to keep progressing through, we see him as available for the game,” head coach Mike McCarthy said, per WFAA TV.

Lamb, 22, was injured late in the first half of the Cowboys’ 19-9 loss to the Chiefs on a jump ball in the end zone. Lamb had three catches for 14 yards. The 2020 first-round pick has 50 catches for 740 yards and six touchdowns on the season.

The Cowboys (7-3) are already facing the Raiders (5-5) without starting wideout Amari Cooper, who remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The unvaccinated Cooper tested positive last week and has to quarantine a mandatory 10 days.

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Nov 14, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) celebrates after a victory against the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas WR CeeDee Lamb (concussion) iffy to play Thursday

The Dallas Cowboys expect All-Pro offensive tackle Tyron Smith to return on Thanksgiving but the status of star wide receiver CeeDee Lamb is up in the air.

Lamb is in the concussion protocol after leaving Sunday’s game in Kansas City with a head injury. NFL Network reported it’s unlikely Lamb can clear protocol by Thursday, but Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones was more optimistic.

“He’ll start his protocol right away,” Jones told Dallas station 105.3 The Fan on Monday. “Then, he’s doing really well. So, he’ll have an opportunity to play. If he were having issues today, then you’d probably be a little leery, but the fact that so far he’s doing well. But he’ll have to go through testing. So, we won’t really know that until Thursday.”

Lamb was injured late in the first half of the Cowboys’ 19-9 loss to the Chiefs on a jump ball in the end zone. Lamb had three catches for 14 yards. The 2020 first-round pick has 50 catches for 740 yards and six touchdowns on the season.

The Cowboys are already without perennial Pro Bowl WR Amari Cooper, who landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last Friday. The unvaccinated Cooper tested positive and has to quarantine a mandatory 10 days.

“That’s my teammate, that’s my brother, we’re going to support him. That’s his decision,” quarterback Dak Prescott said of Cooper after Sunday’s loss. “Unfortunate we’re not having him, but I know he’ll come back and be beneficial for us in the late part of the season.”

Smith has missed the past three games with an ankle injury. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection has started all 140 games played during his 11 NFL seasons.

The Cowboys (7-3) host the Las Vegas Raiders (5-5) on Thursday in Arlington, Texas.

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Nov 21, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward (35) intercepts a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb (head) will not return vs. Chiefs

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb suffered a head injury late in the first half of their game Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lamb was ruled out for the rest of the game.

Lamb had three catches for 14 yards as the Cowboys could not sustain much rhythm in the first half and trailed 16-3 at the break.

Dallas was already playing without receiver Amari Cooper, who tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game against the Las Vegas Raiders as well.

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Oct 17, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) makes the catch and runs the ball for the game winning touchdown in overtime at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb fined five times in 2021

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb has been fined five times in six games for nearly $50,000 this season, according to ESPN.

Lamb, 22, reportedly has been fined twice for having his jersey untucked and once for having his socks too low, along with penalties for an illegal crackback block and for taunting the New England Patriots while scoring a game-winning touchdown in overtime on Oct. 17.

All told, the penalties reportedly add up to $46,865. Another untucked jersey violation would result in a $46,350 fine.

Lamb has a base salary of $1.25 million this season, the second of a four-year, $14 million rookie deal, per Spotrac.

A first-round pick in 2020, Lamb caught 74 passes for 935 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games (14 starts) during his rookie campaign.

He’s off to a strong start in his sophomore season, totaling 33 catches for 497 yards and four scores so far.

The Cowboys (5-1) visit the Minnesota Vikings (3-3) on Sunday night.

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Jun 8, 2021; Frisco, TX, USA;  Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) runs a drill against cornerback Maurice Canady (28) during voluntary Organized Team Activities at the Ford Center at the Star Training Facility in Frisco, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cowboys activate WR CeeDee Lamb from COVID list

The Dallas Cowboys are activating wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, defensive tackle Carlos Watkins and safety Damontae Kazee from the reserve/COVID-19 list, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

Starting guard Connor Williams and wideout Noah Brown remain on the list. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who missed two preseason games after testing positive for the coronavirus, returned to work on Wednesday.

Watkins was sent home before the Aug. 21 preseason game against the Houston Texans, while Lamb and Kazee were placed on the reserve list on Aug. 24.

The Cowboys kick off the 2021 regular season against the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Thursday night in Tampa, Fla.

A first-round pick in 2020, the 22-year-old Lamb caught 74 passes for 935 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games (14 starts) during his rookie campaign.

Kazee, 28, signed with the Cowboys in March after playing his first four seasons with Atlanta. He picked off 10 passes and forced five fumbles in 52 games (34 starts) with the Falcons from 2017-20.

Watkins, 27, signed with Dallas in March after four seasons with Houston. He started 18 of his 42 games with the Texans from 2017-20.

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