The Dallas Cowboys have dropped three straight playoff games against the San Francisco 49ers, bringing their all-time playoff record vs the NFC West team to 5-4. That includes losses in the Divisional Round two years ago and the Wild Card Round last season.
Luckily, the Cowboys and 49ers will meet in Week 5 this year, which gives Dallas a gorgeous opportunity to exorcise some demons.
The matchup is over two months away, but 49ers receiver Jauan Jennings added another layer of intrigue by trash-talking Trevon Diggs on Instagram.
After the NFL posted that Diggs checked in No. 60 overall on the top 100 players list, Jennings tossed a bold jab Diggs' way.
Diggs proceeded to bury Jennings with a cold-blooded reply.
Cowboys' star Trevon Diggs destroyed 49ers WR Jauan Jennings after trash talk
What did Jennings honestly expect to happen?
Diggs is one of the top cornerbacks in the league, and just got paid like it. If there's one position in football other than cornerback that talks the most trash, it's wide receivers. Further, Diggs matches up with opposing team's No. 1 wideouts every week. He's always on the receiving end of trash talk and always barks back.
The last time we checked, Jennings is the 49ers' third-string WR. He only played 68% of the offensive snaps last year and caught 35 passes for 416 yards and one touchdown. Anyone else see the delusion in Jennings trying to flex on Diggs? He's at best the sixth option in his own offense for crying out loud.
Diggs and Jennings have only played twice in their careers, but the beef started in last season's playoff game in San Francisco when Jennings clobbered Diggs on a block over the middle of the field. Jennings wasn't flagged, but received a $3,667 fine for unnecessary roughness.
On the very next play, Diggs broke up a pass intended for Jennings and proceeded to celebrate in front of the 49ers receiver. The newly-minted $97 million cornerback didn't draw a penalty or taunting fine for his stunt.
Again, we're not sure what Jennings meant by saying "can't wait to see him again."
Is he implying he wants to blindside Diggs on another block? Or line up against DaRon Bland and Jourdan Lewis while Diggs goes to work against 2021 All-Pro Deebo Samuel and 1,000-yard receiver Brandon Aiyuk?
Who knows what Jennings was getting at. What we do know is that he won't see any of Diggs when the Cowboys and 49ers meet in Week 5.