Lamb could be used as the Cowboys' primary punt returner in addition to his duties on offense, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports.
Dallas hasn't had a player return a punt for a touchdown since 2017 and didn't have a single punt return over 15 yards last season, so the door is wide open for Lamb to seize the job. The rookie receiver had three returns of 40-plus yards during his college career and an 8.8 yard average on punt returns, and his elusiveness in the open field could make him a weapon on new coach John Fassel's special teams unit.
The Cowboys selected Lamb in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 17th overall.
Lamb (6-foot-2, 198 pounds) has the frame and skill set to become a WR1 in the NFL, though that obviously will be a challenging perch to reach with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup already in Dallas along with a hungry ground game led by Ezekiel Elliott. Something like a bigger, faster and all-around better version of Brandon Lloyd, Lamb is an effortless and natural wide receiver who was arguably better at Oklahoma than former teammate and 2019 first-round pick Marquise Brown. Lamb's arrival to Dallas raises the ceiling of Dak Prescott while arguably harming the projections of Cooper, Gallup and tight end Blake Jarwin. The third wideout off the board after Henry Ruggs (Las Vegas) and Jerry Jeudy (Denver), Lamb probably faces a tougher path to high volume than the Alabama duo.