Cowboys 4 winners (and 1 loser) in Week 8 beatdown of the Rams

• Micah Parsons can't be blocked

• DaRon Bland does it again

• CeeDee Lamb gets Cowboys offense rolling

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Cowboys Stud: DaRon Bland, Cornerback

When Trevon Diggs suffered a torn ACL ahead of the team’s third game of the season, it was a huge loss. They added Stephon Diggs in the offseason in an effort to build one of the best secondaries and with their top guy out, they just needed to hope they could be a solid group.

That’s exactly what happened with DaRon Bland and Jourdan Lewis moving up the depth chart. In the absence of Diggs, Bland has developed into a star and entered this game with three picks, two of which went for a touchdown.

Those totals grew against the Rams when he picked off a Matthew Stafford pass intended for Cooper Kupp and ran it back 30 yards for the touchdown. That came on the first play of the drive for L.A. following Brandon Aubrey's monster 58-yard kick.

Bland somehow fell to the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft and has been an absolute nightmare for opposing offenses since making it into the NFL. When Diggs returns next season, the Cowboys will have two of the most opportunistic defensive backs in the entire league. If they decide to keep Gilmore as well, we might see what Dan Quinn was hoping for when they brought all three into the season.