The Dallas Cowboys will not be present in the Super Bowl for the 26th consecutive year in a row. Not ideal. But that hasn’t stopped Cowboys players from being mentioned ahead of the big game. For starters, four Cowboys went to Las Vegas to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl: Trevon Diggs, Micah Parsons, Bryan Anger, and CeeDee Lamb (Zack Martin and Tyron Smith were also selected but chose not to go due to injury).
Now, players from both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams have mentioned Cowboys players in Super Bowl media press conferences. Bengals star Ja’Marr Chase told the press that he looked up to Dez Bryant as a child.
When reporters asked Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey who he watches in the league, the first name he mentioned was Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs. Ramsey also gave shoutouts to Xavien Howard, Marshon Lattimore, Denzel Ward, Darius Slay, Tyrann Mathieu, and Kenny Moore. That’s pretty impressive company for Diggs.
The Cowboys cornerback showed his appreciation for the mention by retweeting the video with prayer hands.
Ahead of the Super Bowl, Jalen Ramsey says he watches Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs and many other top defensive backs in the league
This is a huge acknowledgment for Diggs, a second-year cornerback who led the league with 11 interceptions. Ramsey is widely known as one of the best cornerbacks in the league. In his six years as a pro, Ramsey is a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro team member.
This year, the Rams CB had four interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, 77 tackles, and nine tackles for loss. He told the media that he’s asked the Rams for the opportunity to shadow Chase, the Bengals standout rookie WR, to help his team win the game.
Comparatively, Diggs had 11 interceptions, 52 tackles, and two defensive touchdowns. Ramsey is definitely more disciplined than Diggs when it comes to coverage. Although Diggs is a clear ballhawk, he gave up a large number of yards because he would take risks to try and get interceptions, which got the Cowboy some criticism this season. Despite their differences, both are exciting cornerbacks who have brought great talent to the NFL.
Although it’s likely exhausting for the players, Super Bowl media week definitely helps NFL fans learn more about their favorite players. It was definitely nice for Diggs to get a shout-out from a fellow secondary star.