Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs out 4-6 weeks

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

Dallas Cowboys’ cornerback Trevon Diggs is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks, possibly ending his standout rookie season.

Dallas Cowboys‘ rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs is going to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks as the result of a broken bone in his foot. Diggs sustained the injury during last week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. NFL Networks’ Ian Rapoport was the first to report the news Tuesday morning.

Given the current state of the Dallas Cowboys, it’s possible that the team just makes the decision to shutdown Diggs for the remainder of the regular season. This isn’t the first time that Diggs has broken his foot either. Back during Alabama’s 2018 National Championship run Diggs broke his foot in October.

Trevon Diggs’ injury is another major blow to a Cowboys team that just flat out has not been able to stay healthy this season. In total Dallas has had 16 different players take a stint on the Injured Reserve list. If and when the team moves Diggs there, he will be 17.

That list includes multiple star players like quarterback Dak Prescott, offensive tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins, and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. In fact by my calculations, 14 of the players that Dallas has had to place to IR this season are either starters or would be starters due to other injuries.

Drafted by the Cowboys out of Alabama in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, it’s hard to not be impressed with Diggs’ rookie campaign. He’s had moments where he has been beaten, but he emerged as the team’s top cornerback while Chidobe Awuzie was injured and visibly improved every week.

With no traditional offseason to speak of, Diggs was thrown into the fire to guard against teams’ top wide receivers and managed to hold his own. He really seemed to have turned the corner two weeks ago against the Philadelphia Eagles when he intercepted quarterback Carson Wentz twice. The two picks he had off Wentz in week eight still lead the team and by doing so he became the first rookie cornerback in Dallas to have two interceptions in the same game since Terence Newman 17 years ago.

The Cowboys expect Awuzie to return from the IR soon and when he does he will take over as the team’s top corner again. However, fans can also expect to see a lot more reps for players like Saivion Smith. This move could also force the Cowboys to finally dress defensive back Reggie Robinson II for the first time this season.

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Trevon Diggs injury is another devastating blow to a Dallas Cowboys team that hasn’t be able to stay healthy all season. Diggs’ had a really solid rookie campaign and fans surely can’t wait to see him come back even stronger next season.