Cornerback Trevon Diggs is a rising star in the NFL and he could give the Jacksonville Jaguars fits when they face off against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15. Diggs for one isn’t underestimating the Jags. He recently made an appearance on The 33rd Team and had nothing but praise for his foes.
“The Jaguars are a fairly young team but really talented”, Diggs said. “They got talent all over the court, they’re playing space and stuff like that. I love Trevor Lawrence, I love him as a quarterback. He’s coming into his own, throwing, getting better each year. I like where he’s at, I like what I’ve seen on film from them”.
Diggs goes on to say that this one could come down to whoever executes better, “It’s about how you execute it and how you’re going to come together and win the game. All teams have good players. They got good players on all levels of the field, skilled position players, everywhere. They’re talented, so we have to bring our A-game”.
A second-round pick in the 2020 draft, Diggs has become a mainstay of the Dallas secondary. Last season, he lead the league in interceptions last year with 11. Although he’s registered just three picks this season, he’s developed into a more complete player and doesn’t take as many gambles as he used to in the past. He, along with linebacker Micah Parsons, could present a tough challenge to the Jaguars’ offense. Here’s the clip of Diggs talking discussing Week 15.
Trevon Diggs knows the Cowboys can’t afford to lose to the Jaguars
The worst mistake a club, regardless of the sport, can make is looking down on the competition. While the Jaguars haven’t been particularly consistent this year, they’ve made strides in head coach Doug Pederson’s first year at the helm, so Dallas can’t afford to take them lightly.
Although Jacksonville had disappointing losses to the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos, they also showed that they can go toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the league when they beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14.
Moreover, Trevor Lawrence has exhibited considerable growth over the last five weeks, and the last thing the Cowboys want is to see him torch their secondary. Just last week, they struggled to put away the Texans and if they play like that against the Jags, they will most likely leave TIAA Bank Field with a loss.
On the other hand, there’s a reason Dallas is in 10-3. They rank third in the league in points scored and points allowed, so this won’t precisely be a walk in the park for the Jaguars. As Diggs noted, the team that has better execution Sunday will be the one that gets the win.