Pre-free agency was a rollercoaster for Dallas Cowboys fans.
Micah Parsons was busy recruiting star defenders to the team on social media, while Trevon Diggs called on the fan base to recruit his brother, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs, to Frisco. There was also the Cowboys' purported interest in Odell Beckham Jr. until Beckham's contract demands took them out of the running.
The Cowboys (wisely) opted for Brandin Cooks, who received rave reviews from teammates and coaches staff at OTAs and minicamp.
That trade likely removed Dallas from the WR market -- or the high-profile market, anyway, given a training camp signing is always possible.
Somehow, though, that didn't stop Cowboys fans from losing their marbles after it was reported Stefon Diggs spurned Bills mandatory minicamp. Head coach Sean McDermott stoked the flames by saying he was "very concerned" that Diggs skipped practice on Monday and Tuesday.
Bills WR Stefon Diggs isn't coming to the Cowboys
The Diggs brothers reuniting in Dallas would be incredible, but it's not happening. The Cowboys have been labeled as a landing spot for free agent DeAndre Hopkins, and yet both Jerry Jones and Mike McCarthy have pooh-poohed that idea, stating confidence in the team's current receivers.
Chances are they feel similarly about Diggs, who will cost markedly more than Hopkins.
Regardless, Diggs leaving Buffalo this offseason isn't realistic. The Bills could trade him and be responsible for $31 million in cap room next year. They could outright release him and be on the hook for that same $31 million in 2024.
Additionally, Diggs $24.4 million salary this year includes a $22.745 million signing bonus from a March restructure, which is all guaranteed. If Buffalo cuts him loose, they would be paying him $23 million to not be on the team.
Unfortunately, there were a couple.
Some were warranted, though, like Blogging The Boys' RJ Ochoa reminding the timeline of Trevon Diggs' message for Cowboys Nation.
Other tweets were outright delusional.
I'm afraid Diggs is still a member of the Bills and that's not changing this year.
Is there a world in which Diggs joins the Cowboys down the road? Perhaps, but fans shouldn't get their hopes up. Brandin Cooks restructured his deal after the trade to all but guarantee he'll be back in 2024 assuming he lives up to expectations and doesn't suffer a major injury.
For Dallas to become players in the star WR market again, something would have to have gone horribly wrong in negotiations with CeeDee Lamb, or Michael Gallup would turn in another underwhelming year post-ACL surgery.
We admire fans' ambition to acquire another star, but Diggs to Dallas is nothing but a pipe dream currently.