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Cowboys Extra: Spotlight on Jets CB Darrelle Revis

Height: 5-111/4 Weight : 198 Season: 5th College: PittsburghStrengths : Revis has the ability to take away the opponent’s best receiver, even if it’s Andre Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald. Like Deion Sanders before him, Revis can take away half the field. Quarterbacks went at him an average of only 4.3 times per game last season. He is best at press coverage, where after his initial jam he can easily mirror and move with receivers. Receivers have a hard time getting separation on Revis, who has long, 321/8-inch arms and is extremely strong. Revis is a cornerback with a “linebacker mentality,”and he is extremelyconfident in his abilities.Weaknesses : The big question coming out of college was whether he had enough speed for the NFL. But he ran a 4.39 before the draft. He doesn’t look that fast when he plays, but he has outstanding route recognition and can bait quarterbacks.Last season : Revis was targeted 56 times last season. He gave up 19 catches for 310 yards and four touchdowns. Revis had 32 tackles and 10 pass breakups.Who he has to stop : Revis usually follows the opponent’s best receiver, wherever that player goes. The Cowboys have a pair of top-flight starters in Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. Both are explosive. Austin tied for 10th in the NFL with 17 catches of 20 or more yards, and Bryant had eight.Notable : Revis was the 14th overall pick in 2007. … He is the son of a former high school track star, Diana Gilbert. … Revis’ uncle is former NFL defensive lineman Sean Gilbert. … He has made the Pro Bowl the past three seasons and has been All-Pro the past two. … Revis has 14 career interceptions and two career touchdowns. … He has defensed 74 career passes. — Charean Williams Looking for comments?

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