An important part of the NFL games on television is a microphone that picks up quarterback audio, calling out the middle line baker’s jersey number before Snap.
Here’s a twist that opponents – starting with the Giants on Sunday – should consider implementing against the Cowboys: “Where’s No. 7? Where’s No. 7?”
This kind of game-changing season is in Dallas Cornerback Trevon Diggs.
“I think you know where this guy is,” the giants’ head coach told the judge earlier this week. “He’s very aggressive. You don’t have the results he got by chance. This guy has clearly taken a step forward this year as a player and has learned from the past.”
Degas is the first player since Darren Sharper in 2009 to have five interceptions in the first four games of the season. Now the retired giants have hurt Elliott Manning with six interceptions (two for touchdowns) in seven career games against the quarterback, so they don’t want it again.
The interception against the Chargers in Week 2 continued as a “brilliant game” with the Diggs judge. The Cowboys are No. 2 in the league with 10 takeaways.
“To play from behind, grab the boy because he’s running to take advantage of it,” the judge said. And only this guy has the ability to play.
Facing someone like Daggs would have been a hassle for Daniel Jones in the past, but his only defense through four games this season was Hale Marie at the end of the first half against the Saints.
The use of Dags’ aggression against it is a good idea, but a dangerous one. He has so far allowed 14 catches for 260 yards.
“Like any good corner or D-back, he chooses to go ahead and be aware of it when he takes this kind of opportunity,” Jones said. “You can tell he’s a smart player, and he knows when to take those chances.”
The judge described the cowboy as a “business-driven defense” fed by the pass rush.
“They have a defensive back that is very talented,” the judge said. “They’ll be very sticky on you, whether it’s the player or the match-up zone. It creates a lot of problems for you recipients to fight to stay open, and then when you struggle to open. If they do, they move quickly.