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No. He plays zone when asked to, which isn’t much, due to our scheme.
Uh... Hopkins doesn’t win with speed, and Jones played him well. Great offense will always beat great defense. That’s why Jerry Rice always “owned” Dion. Nobody in the league can cover Hopkins for extended stretches without getting burnt.
Jones can absolutely turn and run. I’m beginning to wonder if we’re talkinng about the same guy. His hips and fluidity are a big part of what makes him great. (And funny it was speed first, then changed to his ability to turn and run. I wonder what’s next. Is he too short?)
A good zone CB? You realize that zone corners play the ball and rely on instincts? Whereas man corners play the man? If you want to nitpick, you should be questioning his ability to play zone, not man.
here further proof
And then the New Orleans game happened, and the Cowboys devised a plan to lock down the vaunted Saints’ offense, holding them to just 10 points and frustrating Drew Brees and Michael Thomas. Jones almost assuredly locked in his Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro nominations in that game with his performance.
But after that, things have hardly been the same.
After not giving up a touchdown all season, Jones has given up three in his last six outings. After giving up just 24 receptions through the first 13 games, according to Pro Football Focus, Jones has given up 18 in the last five.