The matchup between Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson and Trevon Diggs could end terribly for the Dallas Cowboys cornerback.
A lot has been made of the matchup between the Minnesota Vikings’ receivers and Dallas Cowboys’ cornerbacks. Particularly second-year players Justin Jefferson and Trevon Diggs, who is of course the brother of former Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs.
The hype surrounding this matchup is justified, why wouldn’t it be? Justin Jefferson in his second year is emerging as one of the best receivers in the league and is coming off a monster rookie season in which he broke Randy Moss’s records. Diggs has been on fire this season in his own right, leading the league with an incredible seven interceptions and two of them returned for a touchdown.
From the outside, it would appear that Trevon Diggs could be the second coming of Deion Sanders but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you have been watching the Cowboys this season, you will come to realize that there isn’t much reason to be so excited about “Justin Jefferson vs Trevon Diggs”.
The Minnesota Vikings could exploit the enthusiasm of Trevon Diggs to get picks
Trevon Diggs isn’t even the highest-rated cornerback on his own team by PFF. Although Diggs has accumulated some interceptions, he gets beat a lot of the time and his interceptions come as a result of his gambling and trying to undercut passes. All turnovers are valuable, but there is a reason Diggs gets targeted so much and that’s because he isn’t a great cover corner.
Diggs is on pace to lead the entire league in yards allowed by a cornerback. Vikings’ fans are familiar with Breshaud Breeland and how hard it’s been to watch him so far this season, Trevon Diggs has allowed more yards than Breeland so far this season.
What will happen when the Minnesota Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys in a Week 8 matchup on Halloween night inside U.S. Bank Stadium?
Whoever Diggs decides to line up opposite this Sunday will have a big game. The Vikings have one of the best receiving cores in the league and I doubt the Cowboys will be able to contain them if the Vikings decide to take advantage.