Julio Jones has a chance to become the Atlanta Falcons’ all-time receptions leader on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
What makes it iconic is that he could make the big catch against another former Alabama star Trevon Diggs.
The rookie cornerback played all of Dallas’ 73 defensive snaps last week in a 20-17 loss to the Rams.
Cowboys new head coach Mike McCarthy has a lot of faith in Diggs covering Julio, a seven-time Pro Bowler, this Sunday.
“The reality is I don’t have any hesitation on playing the young man, McCarthy said via AL.com. “No disrespect to Julio or any of the receivers. He’s earned the starting position at corner for so many good reasons, and so he’ll line up and play and the game will unfold the way it does. But he’s a very impressive young man. He’s off to a good start.”