The Cowboys’ Shaky Defense Lost a $610,000 Rookie Playmaker
Rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs has been a bright spot in the Dallas Cowboys’ nightmarish 2020 season.
Now, a struggling Dallas team already without quarterback Dak Prescott, several offensive linemen, and other impact players will have to prepare for life without Diggs.
If the Dallas Cowboys have any outside prayers about making the postseason, they’ll need to survive the indefinite loss of Diggs, who is going on injured reserve with a foot injury.
Trevon Diggs has had a solid rookie season
The 51st overall pick in April’s NFL draft, Trevon Diggs has had a solid rookie season for the Dallas Cowboys.
Diggs racked up 48 tackles, a sack, 10 pass breakups, and forced a fumble in nine games, all of which he started. The rookie intercepted Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz twice in a Week 8 loss and broke up four passes that night.
Diggs played at least 74% of the Cowboys’ defensive snaps in every game. He participated in at least 97% of the defensive snaps in six of those nine outings.
Diggs opened the year also playing special teams but hasn’t seen action there since a Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
An All-American defender at Alabama, Trevon Diggs is the younger brother of Buffalo Bills star wideout Stefon Diggs.
Diggs’ 2020 season may be over after nine games
Injuries have turned the Dallas Cowboys’ 2020 season into one of the worst in modern franchise history.
Trevon Diggs is the latest to hit the shelf. Diggs left the Cowboys’ Week 9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a foot injury and was considered questionable for the team’s Week 11 trip to Minnesota.
Now, the Cowboys can safely list Diggs as out. NFL Media reported that Diggs has a broken foot and is out at least a month.
The injury could keep Diggs out for 4-6 weeks. However, given the Cowboys’ overall struggles, the team could choose to sit Diggs in the final weeks of December, even if he is healthy and available.
Trevon Diggs is the latest blow to a depleted Cowboys team
The Dallas Cowboys are playing without several starters and impactful players, including star quarterback Dak Prescott.
Trevon Diggs is the newest injured Cowboys player, and his injury came at the worst time. Dallas is still technically alive in the NFC East Division playoff race, and all it takes is a couple of wins after the bye week to boost their chances of winning one of the worst divisions in recent league history.
Diggs is one of only four rookies this year with two interceptions, and his 41 tackles lead all first-year players.
Dallas needs to address its cornerback issues during the bye week. Although veteran cornerback C.J. Goodwin primarily plays special teams for the Cowboys, he has only been credited with only one defensive snap this year.
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