The Dallas Cowboys and their talented cornerback Trevon Diggs have been in discussing a possible contract extension in recent weeks.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on SportsCenter that the Cowboys have had “some” preliminary talks with Diggs about a potential new deal. With his exceptional performance over the past three seasons, Diggs has solidified himself as one of the premier cornerbacks in the league.
Fowler noted that the market value for top cornerbacks currently hovering around $21 million per year, it remains to be seen how close Diggs can get to that figure in the coming months.
Diggs, who was selected by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama, quickly made an impact in his rookie year. Despite playing in just 12 games, he showcased his abilities with 14 pass breakups and three interceptions.
However, it was during the 2021 season that Diggs truly emerged as a star. His impressive tally of 11 interceptions not only ranked among the best in the league but also tied for the 14th-most interceptions in a single season in NFL history.
TREVON DIGGS. AN UNREAL RUN OF INTERCEPTIONS.
— NFL (@NFL) October 17, 2021
While his high interception count was certainly noteworthy, Diggs has also been known for his aggressive playing style, which occasionally leads to big plays by opposing offenses. Nevertheless, his overall impact on the Cowboys’ defense has been undeniable.
Diggs continued improvement since being drafted has played a significant role in the Cowboys’ defense ranking in the top 10 in points allowed per game for the past two seasons.
Interestingly, there have been hints in the past that Trevon Diggs and his All-Pro brother, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs, would like to play together at some point in their careers. This potential desire to team up could factor into Trevon Diggs’ contract negotiations.
As Diggs enters the final year of his rookie contract, he is slated to earn $4.3 million in 2023. However, the discussions between Diggs and the Cowboys regarding a contract extension suggest that both parties are open to reaching a new agreement.