The Dallas Cowboys offseason programming is underway and players are back in the building gearing up for the 2022 season. Although the first week was voluntary, head coach Mike McCarthy said that they have had 100% player participation to start. One player at The Star looking to improve on an impressive 2021 season is Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs.
Last season, Diggs led the league with 11 interceptions, which also tied Everson Walls for the franchise record for picks in a single season. But right now, he’s not thinking about last year. The cornerback said he was excited to be back at the facility and working with his teammates. He took time to speak with team reporter Rob Phillips to talk about offseason training, his goals, and the defense.
Last year in OTAs, Phillips asked Diggs what he wanted to improve ahead of the 2021 season. The defender told the reporter that he was upset that he got his hand on 14 balls yet only intercepted three in 2020. After a breakout year, Diggs still thinks he can improve his game all around. He told Phillips that his goal for 2022 is to “be a more complete corner, a shutdown corner.” The Alabama product plans to do whatever it takes to get himself there.
Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs is working to become a more complete corner and is excited about the Dallas defense
Diggs said that in Week 1 of offseason programming, it was mostly meetings. However, he felt those were important. The team got together to figure out what worked well and what didn’t and mapped out goals moving forward. The soon-to-be third-year corner said he felt the defense was building camaraderie all week.
"“I feel like this defense can go really far. I was really excited and proud of what we did last year, and I feel like that was a good start to build on. We lost a couple pieces, but we got to fill those spots and keep going. We got a good base, a good ground, a good foundation and we just got to build off that. And we got the guys to do it, so we just got to get it done.”"
Although Diggs seems to have plenty of internal motivation, he luckily has his five-year-old son Aaiden to keep him in check. Aaiden became famous and adored by Cowboys and NFL fans during several wholesome segments of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” in the summer of 2021. Diggs said that his son remembers any and every time a player caught a ball while being covered by his dad or scored a touchdown on his dad… and he likes to mess with his father about it. Aaiden makes sure his favorite person is on top of it. Seems like Diggs has all the motivation he needs to elevate his game even further in 2022.