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Cowboys' CeeDee Lamb fined for taunt on game-winning TD vs. Pats

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The NFL is taking a harder stance on taunting this season, and CeeDee Lamb can confirm that.

The league fined the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver $10,300 for unsportsmanlike conduct Saturday due to his celebration on a game-winning touchdown reception against the New England Patriots in Week 6. NFL Media's Tom Pelissero was the first to report Lamb's fine.

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Lamb left Jalen Mills in the dust on a 35-yard TD in overtime and waved goodbye to the Patriots cornerback after reaching the end zone.

That's a pretty clear example of taunting, although Lamb probably won't mind paying up after a monster performance -- nine catches for 149 yards and a touchdown -- that helped the Cowboys move to 5-1.

Meanwhile, Patriots defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr. was hit with a heftier fine ($20,600) for unnecessary roughness stemming from his horse collar tackle in the second quarter.

Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs also was fined $7,981 for hitting a Patriots player in the facemask, while offensive guard Connor Williams was fined $16,394 for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

That loss to the Cowboys was the Patriots' fourth straight at home to begin the season, and they'll look to snap that streak this Sunday against the New York Jets.