Dak Prescott walking off the field after Wild Card loss to Packers Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) walks off the field against the Green Bay Packers after the 2024 NFC wild card game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys offense struggled heavily in the early portions of Sunday’s Wild Card matchup with the Green Bay Packers, which was a storyline throughout much of the game. This led to Fox’s broadcasters Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen referencing to some tension between Cowboys stars Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb on multiple occasions.

Prescott and Lamb have been on the same page throughout the season, with Lamb leading all receivers in the NFL in receptions in the regular season.

Sunday’s game was an entirely different story for Lamb and Prescott, as the two struggled to show off their typical rapport early on against the Packers’ defense.

Lamb’s first two targets of the game resulted in drops due to a lack of timing with Prescott. This prompted Greg Olsen to say that Lamb and Prescott “weren’t on the same planet”.

As you would expect, viewers quickly picked up on this narrative that continued throughout most of the first quarter about Lamb and Prescott.

On top of that, Fox sideline reporter Erin Andrews also noted that Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy and several players went over to Lamb on the bench to give him a pep talk.

Even once Lamb and Prescott started to produce in garbage time, they were shown looking dejected numerous times on the Fox broadcast.


Burkhardt and Olsen received high marks by most viewers for their calls of the game. But it is at least worth questioning whether they were perhaps overselling the tension between Prescott and Lamb early on in the game.

Prescott was asked about the narrative around himself and Lamb, immediately shooting down the talk on the broadcast.

“Two competitors wanted to be perfect and we weren’t perfect early,” Prescott told NFL Network’s Jane Slater. “Far from being disconnected.”

Prescott went on to say that his relationship with Lamb is “amazing”, which was obviously far from the story that Olsen and Burkhardt were telling on the broadcast on Sunday.

The moral of the story here should be that a lack of production on the field obviously doesn’t exactly mean that there is some underlying issue. And if Prescott’s perspective is to be believed, it seems like he and Lamb will be good to go as one of the best duo’s in the NFL next season.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.