Oct 24, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders looks on before a game between the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones says Deion Sanders could cover Calvin Johnson

The Dallas Cowboys didn’t have a cornerback on their roster who could stop Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Megatron caught 14 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown. There is one Cowboys cornerback who could have. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked on his morning radio show if Deion Sanders in his prime could shut down Megatron.

“Yes, I do. That’s just it,” Jones said Tuesday on KRLD-FM, via ESPN Dallas. “Deion has such catch-up speed and he had real good center-field ability, and I mean that … in [a] football sense. He could really play the ball and he had such ability to get into position to play the ball.

“Now, you’re talking about the greatest cover guy maybe that’s played this game. I’ve seen where he’s been declared the greatest cover guy. Hall of Famer. But I do think he could do a real good job on Johnson. Johnson’s going to get some probably, but I think he could do a great job. Deion’s a great player.”

Deion isn’t a fan of comparing eras though.

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