JC Jackson and New England’s suddenly vulnerable pass defense will be forced to clash with the mighty Dallas Cowboys‘ offense.
What makes Dak Prescott and Dallas so scary is the fact that can come at you in so many different ways.
Jackson, who has taken on the No. 1 CB role following the departure of Stephon Gilmore, will likely draw a matchup with Lamb, who topped 1,000 yards from scrimmage as a rookie and is on pace to shatter that personal best if he keeps performing like he has been all season long.
Most cornerbacks would shudder in fear at the thought of playing this offense, Jackson appears to be welcoming the challenge of defending Lamb. When asked about the keys to stopping Lamb, Jackson turned the question on his head, claiming that the wideout instead has to figure out how to stop the former Maryland star.
Patriots cornerback JC Jackson is not afraid of CeeDee Lamb.
In just 50 career games, Jackson has recorded 19 interceptions, including nine last year and two in five contests this season. If Prescott thinks that he can reel off big gains by targeting Lamb over and over again, he is sorely mistaken.
The Cowboys may have an easy matchup on paper, as the Patriots were just torn to smithereens by a rookie quarterback in Davis Mills that was coming off one of the worst individual games you’ll ever see from a QB.
Even though the likes of Prescott, Lamb, and Cooper gave teams like the Buccaneers and Chargers some serious fits, Jackson seems to think that the Patriots will shoulder any broadside that Dallas can provide. After all, when you’re one of the premier takeaway artists in the game, confidence should be a huge part of your game.
The Patriots are underdogs this week, as a defense that had trouble slowing down Chris Moore and what’s left of Mark Ingram might not have as much success against such a juggernaut.
However, as far as the matchup of Jackson on Lamb goes, the Patriots should at least be able to lean on one of their defensive cornerstones keeping the Oklahoma alum in check for most of the game.