Jerry Jones compares Cowboys rookie CeeDee Lamb's explosion to Deion Sanders

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By 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is really liking what he's seeing out of his 2020 first-round pick.

Jones was asked during his weekly appearance on Shan and RJ if rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb had exceeded the team's expectations this season?

"Boy, we just jumped up there and got him. My grandson was sitting right beside me (during the NFL draft) and he was putting his finger on his name and said, 'production, papa, production. Look at his production.' Because our man had fallen to us as far as our defensive side of the football, and he said, 'look at the production,'" Jones said. "Well with CeeDee, you not only have to look at the production, but you have to look at how he makes plays, and his energy. You notice his helmet comes off a lot because of the explosion that is happening in his moves out there. He's very explosive. He's explosive at the point of contact. ... I don't know that I've seen anybody since Deion Sanders that has that type of sheer step-to-step explosion.

"You couple that with great hand-eye (coordination) and being able to do something like he was able to do in the end zone the other day. All of that we had seen, and that's all you need to see, when he was at Oklahoma. He changed the course of what we thought we had planned on draft day when he was sitting there with that pick. And we just decided we couldn't pass a player like that."

Sanders, also known as "Prime Time" for his highlight making plays, was one of the best punt returners in NFL history. If Lamb can make a 'Sanders-type" of impact on the Cowboys return game ... look out!