With the Dallas Cowboys suffering a rough loss to the 49ers, team legend Troy Aikman is not happy with how little CeeDee Lamb was used.
Folks all over Dallas are still in disbelief that the Cowboys were taken down by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card Round. Just like that, the 2021 season has come to a close and the Super Bowl dreams are dead.
Former Cowboys’ great Troy Aikman didn’t mince words when providing his thoughts on the loss and it’s clear he’s not happy with how little Kellen Moore tried getting the ball to stud wideout CeeDee Lamb.
Troy Aikman thinks Kellen Moore needed to do better getting CeeDee Lamb involved vs. 49ers
Aikman didn’t hold back and he’s not the only one frustrated with things. As a whole, the Dallas offense was incredibly inconsistent this season. That falls on head coach Mike McCarthy, but also Moore.
In the loss to San Francisco, Lamb finished with just one reception for 21 yards. He did have a catch go for 30-plus yards, but it was brought back due to holding. The fact that Lamb finished with just the one catch is inexcusable.
What’s really frustrating in Aikman’s eyes is that there were plenty of opportunities for Lamb for the Cowboys to take advantage of in man coverage. San Francisco was giving him all kinds of space, yet the Cowboys didn’t take advantage of that.
With the San Francisco defense playing ‘soft’ on Lamb, Aikman saw so many different chances for the speedster to run a solid route and then haul in a pass from Dak Prescott. Moore saw things differently. Now, Dallas has once again disappointed in the playoffs and they’ll now have to shift their focus to next fall with or without Moore who is a head coaching candidate for openings around the league.