Patriots: 3 matchups where Pats are in trouble vs Cowboys
By Josie Rohach
1. Trevon Diggs vs Pass Offense
Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs now has six interceptions through five games. He is playing catch with opposing quarterbacks at this point — which makes sense, considering he cried when he was converted from receiver to corner in college. No doubt he’ll have his ball-hawk senses tuned in against Jones, who’s thrown an interception in four of five games this season.
The good part for Jones and his receivers is that Diggs is ranked among the league’s worst for actual pass coverage. Sure, he has sticky hands, but he struggles to do his primary job of locking down receivers. He’s allowed 329 passing yards while in coverage this season.
It actually may be beneficial for Jones to target Diggs, so long as he avoids any deep shots. One of Jones’ strengths is making good decisions and maintaining his poise. He might not be able to avoid an interception against Diggs, but he can certainly torch him for yardage in the meantime. This might be the most interesting matchup on Sunday if both sides are on ready for each other.