Dallas Cowboys: 3 players whose stock rose Week 4, and 2 who fell
By Mitch Larson
Dallas Cowboys Stock Down: Narrative that the Cowboys don’t have an elite corner
Am I going to need to just make Trevon Diggs a permanent addition to this column? What the second-year corner out of Alabama is doing right now is nothing short of incredible for the Dallas defense.
Right now Diggs is the defending NFC Defensive Player of the Month and is leading all of football in interceptions and passes defended. Prior to Monday Night Football, he singlehandedly had more picks than most NFL teams. Curious how that stacks up in recent Cowboys history?
In the first four games of the season, Diggs has as many interceptions as any Dallas Cowboys corner has had in a full season in the last quarter-century. The last Cowboys cornerback who even brought down five in a season was Terrance Newman over a decade ago.
For decades now Dallas fans have been frustrated by the team’s lack of a true ballhawk corner. Well, it certainly appears they have one in Trevon Diggs. He’s been building on his promising rookie year and he’s now played in 16 career games and hauled in eight interceptions.
He’s a key part of this defense and playing at an elite level. When Diggs left the game on Sunday afternoon to manage some tightness in his back, Darnold had a field day targeting receiver D.J. Moore and connected for two touchdowns.
At the rate, he’s doing this, how much longer do we think that teams continue to throw at Diggs? It’s early in the season for sure but with the results he’s has had so far, opposing quarterbacks would be much better served just picking on Anthony Brown (something they haven’t had too much trouble doing), or literally anyone else.