Playing cornerback in the NFL is one of the hardest jobs on the field. Playing it as a rookie is even tougher. The Cowboys drafted Trevon Diggs in the second round of the 2020 draft and thrust him into a starting position right away. Along the way, there have been ups and downs, but on Sunday night against the Eagles, the Cowboys fanbase may have gotten a look at what he can do now that he’s starting to get settled in.
Diggs came up with two interceptions on the night, and neither of them were easy catches. His first one required a receiver’s skill of getting a shin bone down before going out of bounds.
That is a quality interception. He then did it again when he caught the ball over his shoulder on a long bomb, looking like an honest-to-goodness receiver.
Diggs almost got his hands on another interception but was just a half-step too slow, but still managed to break the pass up.
On the night Diggs was credited with four passes defensed and also with seven tackles which was tops on the team. He wasn’t perfect as he gave up a touchdown along with a few other catches, hence all the tackles, but he was marrying effort with results in this game and showing that he has a bright future.
This season will be a learning process for the young corner, but he looks like he has the goods to be a centerpiece of the secondary in the future. For his effort and production against the Eagles on Sunday night, he gets our game ball.