FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots defense is coming off a game where it allowed Houston rookie Davis Mills to throw for 312 yards and three touchdowns and is going up against a Cowboys offense that ranks second overall, as well as in points allowed, but that doesn't mean cornerback JC Jackson isn't confident.
“Of course. I believe in my secondary," he said Thursday. "We've always been good defensively, so I feel like we can match with any receivers in the NFL. We’ve got a pretty good defense — a couple of veteran players who have been here for awhile…”
Dallas has a number of weapons on offense -- Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Dalton Schultz.
Jackson called Cooper a top five receiver in the NFL, but didn't appear to think much of Lamb.
“I mean, he’s got to deal with me, too," he said when asked about the keys to covering Lamb. "He’s pretty good, but he’s got to deal with my strengths, too. That’s how I look at it."
It's unclear how the Patriots will match their corners with the Dallas receivers and a lot of it may depend on whether or not Jalen Mills can play.
The Cowboys have won four straight after their Opening Night loss to Tampa Bay.