The Dallas Cowboys could benefit from this for the first time since Week One
Although the Dallas Cowboys‘ regular season is almost over and despite their playoff chances sitting at a mere 1% according to the New York Times, there’s still a chance for America’s Team to end what has been a terrible year all-around on a positive note.
The 4-9 Cowboys have three more games on their remaining schedule and a matchup against the 5-8 San Francisco 49ers on tap for this Sunday. The Niners have lost five of their last six games, with their only victory within that run to come against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.
Interestingly enough, the Cowboys played the Rams back in Week One, losing in the debut of SoFi Stadium, 20-17. Not only was that an omen for things to come in Dallas, but it was also the last time the Cowboys had all three of their starting cornerbacks on the field together.
The trio of Anthony Brown, Chidobe Awuzie, and rookie Trevon Diggs started against the Rams to kick off the Cowboys’ regular season. But due to various injuries among all three, they have yet to all be on the same field together since. That could change on Sunday against the Niners according to DallasCowboys.com’s Rob Phillips via Twitter.
The secondary in Dallas has been a mixed bag this season with several starters popping in and out due to various injuries. Having some sort of consistency can only aid in what has been a historically bad performance by the Cowboys’ defense this year.
Trevon Diggs, the Dallas Cowboys’ second-round selection out of Alabama earlier this year, actually leads the team with two interceptions. Both picks came by way of the Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Carson Wentz back in Week Eight. But the talented rookie hasn’t played since Week Nine due to a foot injury that landed him on Injured Reserve.