CeeDee Lamb was all smiles after serving to Dak Prescott ship the knockout blow in additional time in opposition to the New England Patriots in Week 7, describing it because the “greatest feeling ever,” seeing because it’s solely the second time in his soccer profession he is grabbed a walk-off landing — the one different being in highschool. What occurred instantly after has price him hundreds, although, with the NFL taking exception to the previous first-round decide waving goodbye to cornerback Jalen Mills, after Mills landed a late hit on Lamb ultimately zone that provoked the ending gesture.
Lamb has been fined a hefty $10,300 for waving at Mills, sources affirm to CBS Sports activities, however Mills was not fined for shoving Lamb.
The nice on Lamb, and subsequent lack of 1 on Mills, is made far more curious by the league’s social media account having utilized the wave as Twitter content material — later occurring to delete it. For a league immediately hellbent on curbing what it deems as all method of taunting, it begs the query of why they’d submit it within the first place, in the event that they deemed it so inappropriate.
Lamb should not maintain his breath ready on a proof although, for that or for the choice to not penalize Mills.
He additionally wasn’t the one Cowboys participant who’ll need to dig into their pockets because the group returns from a bye week to start preparation for the Minnesota Vikings on Halloween. For his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty levied late within the fourth quarter that just about gave the Patriots the victory, offensive lineman Connor Williams was fined greater than Lamb, to the tune of $16,394. Along with Lamb and Williams, cornerback sensation Trevon Diggs was punished as nicely — fined $7,981 for an pointless roughness penalty within the first quarter.
All three will look to maneuver on from these fines with an opportunity to assist the Cowboys transfer to 6-1 on the season and, in an NFL panorama the place a lot as gazing an opposing participant for too lengthy is deemed taunting, Lamb must rethink waving goodbye to anybody else — even when provoked — or he can wave whats up to a bigger nice subsequent time.