The Dallas Cowboys have one of the NFL’s best young receivers in CeeDee Lamb. And as his career continues to grow, so does his price tag.

Lamb will be eligible for an extension after 2022 since it marks his third year in the NFL. Based off this past offseason and the increasing market for receivers, it’s easy to see why Lamb will cost a lot of money if he continues his trajectory.

Well, Lamb’s price tag just went up after it was announced on Tuesday that the Washington Commanders and receiver Terry McLaurin reached an agreement on a three-year deal worth up to $70 million. Per NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport, McLaurin received $53.154 million in guarantees that include $34.6 million guaranteed at signing.

It’s clear Lamb’s ever-growing price will certainly test the Cowboys’ front office philosophy in the near future. It could even come as soon as next year. The Cowboys haven’t shied away from allowing big-time players to walk in favor of saving money, so it’s understandable if current circumstances provide a bit of a dilemma in the coming years.

And, the Cowboys now have to see McLaurin through the 2025 season, which sucks considering he’s recorded 22 receptions for 284 yards and two touchdowns in five career games against the Cowboys. He only played 49% of offensive snaps in 2021’s first meeting and three of those five matchups saw McLaurin record at least five receptions and at least 62 receiving yards.

Overall, McLaurin’s extension is not a good development for the Cowboys. In more ways than one.

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