Fans of the Dallas Cowboys may lose what’s left of their patience if the front office sits on its hands as far as improving the roster this offseason.
While transactions are inevitable, Cowboys talking heads have been banging the drum for Jerry Jones to give his seal of approval on a “big” move — perhaps at the receiver position — to make Dallas a Super Bowl contender.
With high-profile names like DeAndre Hopkins, Tee Higgins, Brandin Cooks, and Buccaneers duo Chris Godwin and Mike Evans (if Tampa Bay blows it up after Tom Brady’s retirement) all potentially available via trade, the Cowboys don’t have to search far and wide for CeeDee Lamb’s new running mate.
The hope is Dallas has already started the process of perusing the market. If they haven’t, Trevon Diggs is more than happy to do it for them.
Appearing on the Blogging The Boys podcast, Diggs didn’t hide his ambition to team up with his brother, Bills wideout Stefon Diggs.
Diggs has zero intention of leaving the Cowboys, however. The Pro Bowl cornerback wants Dallas to trade for his brother, and called on the fan base to start campaigning for the blockbuster move on social media.
Trevon Diggs wants the Cowboys to trade for brother Stefon Diggs.
This isn’t the first time the idea of the Diggs brothers playing together has been floated. It’s largely been the Cowboys’ Diggs leading that charge, but if you watched the last two Pro Bowls you know the Bills star would relish the opportunity. At this year’s Pro Bowl, Trevon actually picked off his older brother and nearly returned it for a touchdown before Stefon knocked him out of bounds inside the five.
Seemingly every Cowboys fan would endorse a Diggs reunion in Dallas. Whether it’s realistic is an entirely different conversation, however … though USA Today caught up with Stefon at the Super Bowl in Arizona and asked for his thoughts on Trevon’s push, for lack of a better term, to get his older brother to Dallas.
Sure doesn’t seem like the elder Diggs is opposed. Sadly, the brothers might need to wait a few more years to join forces on the same team.
While Dallas needs help at receiver, Diggs is one of the NFL’s highest-paid wideouts. He makes $24 million annually, and has a $20.27 million cap hit for 2023. That would be the third-highest number on the payroll behind Dak Prescott and DeMarcus Lawrence, and the team is currently $7 million over the cap.
With Lamb likely to capitalize on an exploded WR market, Dallas would be hard-pressed to afford two receivers making $25 million per year or more. Let’s face it. After Lamb’s representative 2022, odds are he’ll set a baseline of $25 million. Remember, these same Cowboys offloaded Amari Cooper due to cap concerns.
Finally, Diggs is Josh Allen’s go-to target. There’s rumblings out of Orchard Park that the Bills need to add another WR to pair with Diggs. On the precipice of making a Super Bowl, it’d be earth-shattering if Buffalo traded Diggs.
Regardless of the unfavorable odds, don’t expect Trevon to stop recruiting his brother to Arlington anytime soon.
The least we can do as fans is help the process. Get to tweeting!