The Dallas Cowboys will likely be without rookie Cornerback Trevon Diggs for the next 4-6 weeks with a foot fracture. Though of one of those weeks includes their bye, it will mean a significant chunk of missed games for the standout 2nd-round pick.
With only seven games left in their season, the Cowboys could decide to just shut Diggs down if they eventually fall out of the NFC East tortoise race.
Sources: #Cowboys impressive rookie CB Trevon Diggs suffered a fractured bone in his foot late on Sunday and is out 4-6 weeks. Based on the timing, it’s possible his 2020 season is over. Either way, Diggs will make a full recovery for 2021. A big loss to that defense.
Diggs has been a mixed bag of rookie mistakes and dazzling potential all season; the usual for most first-year players. He just snagged his first two career interceptions in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles and appeared to be figuring some things out.
Before Trevon exited Sunday’s game against the Steelers with the injury, the Cowboys’ defense was shutting Pittsburgh out 13-0. Diggs’ absence forced Saivion Smith into the game and opened things up for the Steelers’ offense.
The good news for Dallas is that their other starting CB, Chidobe Awuzie, should be back in action following the bye week. He’s been out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury.
Still, Diggs will miss valuable reps and experience in what’s shaping up to be a lost season for the Cowboys. With a division title and playoff spot still amazingly in reach, it’s a tough blow for Dallas if they’re still hoping to make something out of 2020.