The Cowboys defeated the Bengals in a stunning upset, sending Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase back to Cincinnati with a 0-2 record.
Chase spoke a bit about Trevon diggs earlier in the week. He called the Dallas defensive back “a little miss” when it came to his ability to defend.
“He’s an athlete,” Chase said of Diggs, prior to their matchup. “Great ball skills in the air. He’s super fast. He’s a little — he’s not too much on technique sound. He’s a little hit or miss. He’s either all the way on or not on at all. But he’s definitely a great athlete.”
Although it might seem innocent, Cowboys fans took it as an insult against their star defensive back. Chase was limited to just five receptions for 54 yards receiving in the loss. Diggs responded with his play and his words after victory.
“It was cool,” Diggs told reporters, speaking of his previously criticized technique on Sunday. “I think we did good against the wide receivers. What did you think?”
Diggs’ lockdown coverage was evidently the most important thing. The Bengals offense could not find any rythm throughout the day. Chase doesn’t doubt the ability of former Alabama star.
Diggs and Dallas Cowboys will be joined by the surprising 2-0 New York Giants as they travel to East Rutherford in New Jersey for a Monday Night Football matchup in Week 3. The Bengals will continue their quest for their first win in the season by traveling to East Rutherford next Sunday.
Trevon Diggs has been in the spotlight more in the NFL than ever before. It’s become a popular thing to criticize him for his coverage abilities, but it might be time to show more respect for his name in the future.