DK Metcalf thought he had a touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday’s Week 3 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.
But he forgot about Trevon Diggs.
After the second-year wide receiver caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, he slowed before reaching the endzone. Enter rookie defensive back Diggs, who caught Metcalf from behind and punched the ball out, much like Don Beebe did to Leon Lett in the Super Bowl XXVII.
DK’s brain was on airplane mode.
NFL Twitter wasted no time roasting Metcalf, who seemingly pulled a Leon Lett on his way to the end zone.
Wow. Major gaffe from DK Metcalf. He should have had a 63-yard TD but he slowed up before reaching the end zone. Trevon Diggs punched it out from behind and out of the end zone.— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) September 27, 2020
Touchback. Cowboys ball.
DK Metcalf Shaqtin’ a fool.— Skinny Suge (@FreddieGibbs) September 27, 2020
Russell Wilson managers watching DK Metcalf get stripped. pic.twitter.com/SE8mYcp75V— M.G. (@MarcasG) September 27, 2020
DK Metcalf wana act all cute! This ain’t college!! Haul your butt into the endzone and put them points on the board.— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) September 27, 2020
Leon Lett is on the Cowboys sideline as an assistant defensive line coach for those inquiring after DK Metcalf’s mistake.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) September 27, 2020
We just found out that the only player that can stop DK Metcalf is DK Metcalf.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 27, 2020
DK Metcalf just got Leon Lett’d pic.twitter.com/3poFOFvExK— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 27, 2020
Come on man play of the year in Seattle. DK Metcalf gets free deep, Russ hits him in stride, Metcalf decides to ease up and waltz into endzone lazily holding ball. Knocked out from behind on one through end zone- touchback for Dal. Inexcusable. And just cost A LOT of fantasy mgrs— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) September 27, 2020
When you have DK Metcalf in fantasy.— Sid Seixeiro (@Sid_Seixeiro) September 27, 2020
That was an incredible play by Trevon Diggs and DK Metcalf won't ever forget it, nor will @minakimes— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 27, 2020
NFL Twitter showed Metcalf no mercy.
The good news is Wilson is airing it out often now that Seattle is letting Russ cook.
Metcalf should have another opportunity to redeem himself as the second quarter of Sunday’s game gets underway. The Seahawks and Cowboys are tied at 9-all with 10:24 remaining before halftime.
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