Why Deion Sanders Wouldn’t Shut Down Calvin Johnson

October 29, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Early in the second quarter of the Detroit Lions’ 31-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, wide receiver Calvin Johnson dropped a pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford that eventually ended up getting intercepted.
The play didn’t directly affect the outcome of the game, but it did affect NFL history; had Megatron hauled in the pass, he would have broken wide receiver Flipper Anderson’s 24-year record for single-game receiving yards. Johnson ended up with 329 yards—seven short of the record—but there was still no doubt that he was simply too much for anyone on the Dallas defense to handle.
But is Johnson too much for anyone to handle? Is the game’s top wide receiver truly unstoppable?
Jerry Jones doesn’t think so. Per ESPN, Jones said he believes former Cowboys cornerback Deion Sanders would have been up for the task. When asked by KRLD-FM if he thinks “Prime Time” could shut down Megatron, Jones replied:
Yes, I do...

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