The Cowboys entered 2021 with one of the best attacks in the NFL. But they could also have one of the best players in the game on defense. Second-year cornerback Trevon Diggs helped propel Dallas to an undefeated 36-28 victory over the Panthers on Sunday. And if you ask quarterback Dak Prescott, there’s no doubt that Diggs, who intercepted Darnold twice before leaving in the fourth quarter, is suddenly the best cornerback in the game.
“Of course,” Prescott said, according to The Athletic. “Turn on the tape. Look at what he does. Look at the guys he follows week after week, the best player (of the opponents)… But, yeah, it’s easy to see.”
The numbers agree. In four games, Diggs has already racked up five interceptions, more than anyone in the NFL and more than anyone in Cowboys history in four games. That gives him eight for his career, which only started in 2020.
“Player of the month, working on his second month of the season,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said of Diggs after Sunday’s win. “He’s playing with phenomenal confidence. Obviously it’s a big responsibility to watch his top receiver. He made two huge plays there in the second half.”
If Diggs had played all four quarters of Sunday’s Week 4 win, he might have delivered more. The Cowboys kept the young cover man on the sidelines for the home stretch of action as a precaution after Diggs started to feel some back strain, McCarthy told reporters, but everything indicates he will be fully ready to go in week 5.
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