2. Trevon Diggs, Cornerback
When Dan Quinn took over as the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys in 2021, there was a huge uptick in performance for the unit as a whole. But no single player seemed to benefit as much as Trevon Diggs.
In his second NFL season, Diggs went off in Quinn’s scheme, leading the league with 11 picks.
There will always be those who don’t give him the credit he deserves since he plays in Dallas but Diggs’ dominant performance led to some quarterbacks shying away from him in 2022. That’s why his interception total dropped to just three, which is still very respectable and he has 17 in his first three seasons in the league.
Having said all of that, avoiding him is going to be very tough to do this year thanks to the arrival of Stephon Gilmore.
While Gilmore is on the back nine of his career, the former 10th overall selection in 2012 was still a top-10 cornerback according to Pro Football Focus last season. He finished with 66 tackles, 11 pass defenses, and two picks as the Indianapolis Colts No. 1 cornerback.
Whether he or Diggs is considered No. 1 in Dallas doesn’t matter. What matters is the Cowboys now have one of the best cornerback duos in the entire NFL which will help everyone — but mostly Diggs who will now get more opportunities to take the ball away.