When looking at all the games heading into Week 11, easily the most anticipated and potential to be a blockbuster will be Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs matchup. Both teams are coming off wins, are finally playing up to their potential, and well, will more than likely put on quite the performance as they try to outdo each other.
All eyes will be on both teams’ starting quarterbacks as they’ll undoubtedly set the tone for what should be a great game of football. Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott redeemed himself last week and returned to form against the Atlanta Falcons as Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes absolutely obliterated the Las Vegas Raiders.
From the looks of things, this game will more than likely come down to which team’s defense can keep the opposing offense in check. Luckily for the Cowboys, they have star cornerback Trevon Diggs ready to continue doing what he does best against the Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes praises Trevon Diggs ahead of Week 11 matchup
So far this season in his sophomore year with the Cowboys, Diggs has totaled eight interceptions, two of which returned for touchdowns, and 28 tackles. Diggs has “elite” written all over him, even to the point where Mahomes has even confirmed that he’s the real deal leading up to Sunday’s game.
In an article written by Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports, here’s what Mahomes had to say about everything Diggs brings to the table for the Cowboys:
"“I mean when you have that many interceptions that means you know what’s going on, you have an understanding of what the offense is trying to do so you definitely have to have an eye on him at all times,” Mahomes said Wednesday. “He’s going to wait for his opportunity and usually when he gets his hands on it, he ends up making the catch so definitely a great player, someone you have to pay attention to on every single snap and try to find ways that you can have success in either other places or on him in certain areas.”"
In the grand scheme of things, one has to appreciate the respect given here by Mahomes to not only one of the top players on the Cowboys but easily one of the top cornerbacks in the entire NFL. Diggs is only going to get better with time and will be an x-factor in Sunday’s matchup since the Chiefs have undoubtedly been preparing for him all week long because of his amazing skill-set.
If Diggs can have another big defensive game, expect to see the Cowboys leave victorious since the high-octane offense led by Prescott might not be enough to ultimately put the Chiefs away. If the Cowboys’ defense can disrupt Mahomes to the point where Diggs can get a pick or two to add to that ever-important turnover ratio, it will bode well for America’s Team to make another statement this season that they mean business.
Get ready, Cowboys Nation. This Cowboys vs Chiefs game is going to be wild and just as Mahomes said, pay attention to Diggs because one better believe, he’s saving his best for big games like this. You know, to prove to the football world that not only are the Cowboys legit contenders this season but that he’s only getting started in his mission towards greatness.