If the Dallas Cowboys win the Super Bowl this year, they'll do it without one of the most talented players on the roster after Trevon Diggs suffered a season-ending torn ACL in Thursday's practice.
There are no words to describe how devastating this is. Diggs looked like an All-Pro through two games. He had allowed two catches and a 1.0 passer rating when targeted and forced three turnovers and seemed poised to force himself into the conversation of the best cornerbacks in the league.
Jayron Kearse gave depleted Cowboys fans a needed shot of espresso on social media after the news broke, and the overall outpouring of love extended to Diggs on social media from teammates and fans was uplifting.
Dak Prescott delivered arguably the most powerful message. In replying to a Dallas Cowboys Instagram post that supported Diggs, Prescott sent a message to his injured teammate on his own story.
Prescott was clearly shaken by the injury, but if there's any QB equipped to rally a locker room following a devastating injury, it's No. 4.
Micah Parsons echoed Dak's sentiment in a tweet that suggests he's going to take his game to another level, if that's even possible.
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Tired of the Parsons discourse yet? Good, because it's just getting started.
Parsons is the talk of the NFL amid the Cowboys' dominant 2-0 start to the season. He's the best player on arguably the best team in the league and he's the prohibitive favorite to take home Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Parsons finished as the runner-up in DPoY voting in each of his first two seasons. He's motivated beyond measure to take home the hardware in year three, but the national media has higher hopes for the All-Pro pass rusher: becoming he first defensive player since Lawrence Taylor to win league MVP.
It's still early in the season, but Parsons is the only non-quarterback to appear on Draft King's latest MVP odds leaderboard.
Parsons was +5000 when the week started, so make of that what you will. Here's how DK's leaderboard looks entering Week 3.
- Tua Tagovailoa, +600
- Patrick Mahomes, +700
- Josh Allen, +800
- Jalen Hurts, +850
- Lamar Jackson, +1200
- Trevor Lawrence, +1500
- Dak Prescott, +1500
- Justin Herbert, +1800
- Joe Burrow, +2000
- Brock Purdy, +2200
- Deshaun Watson, +2800
- Micah Parsons, +3500
It's befuddling how Joe Burrow, Brock Purdy and Deshaun Watson have better odds than Parsons, but bettors shouldn't complain about that. After all, lower odds means more potential earnings depending on your wager.
Either way, Parsons figures to be a mainstay on the leaderboard all season, even if his chances of winning the award are slim to none.