Frisco, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys received devastating news on Thursday as cornerback Trevon Diggs suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during practice. This injury is a significant setback for the defense, which has had a strong start to the 2023 season.
An MRI confirmed the severity of Diggs’ injury, and although there is no definite timeline for his return, it is anticipated that he will miss the remainder of the season. The 2021 All-Pro player was spotted leaving the team’s headquarters on crutches. Despite this setback, Diggs had managed to secure his first interception of the season during the team’s recent 30-10 victory over the New York Jets.
Diggs has been a standout player since entering the league in 2020, tying for the NFL lead with 18 interceptions. Losing him is undoubtedly a blow for the Cowboys’ defense, which has already recorded 10 sacks and seven takeaways, with the offense yet to commit a turnover. Their impressive plus-seven turnover margin currently leads the league after two games.
With a perfect 2-0 record, Dallas will face off against the Arizona Cardinals (0-2) on Sunday. The Cowboys have been exceptional so far, becoming only the fifth team in Super Bowl history to score a whopping 70 points while allowing only 10 or fewer points in their first two games. Their total domination was evident in their decisive victories over both New York teams, outscoring them 70-10 combined.
In response to the news, quarterback Dak Prescott expressed his concern during a post-practice interview, but refrained from speculating on the severity of Diggs’ injury. He simply stated, “Prayers, hoping for the best, simple as that.”
This unexpected turn of events will undoubtedly test the Cowboys’ defensive prowess as they aim to maintain their winning streak and tackle the challenges that lie ahead.