As the 2020 season went along, one of the major issues that stood out was the lack of depth at cornerback. With injuries throughout the year to Chidobe Awuzie, Anthony Brown, and then-rookie Trevon Diggs, the Cowboys struggled to stop opponents in the passing game. Practice squad player Rashard Robinson saw a significant amount of snaps for the Cowboys, which led to a major focus this offseason.
In the 2021 offseason, the Cowboys rectified some of the depth issues when they spent three draft picks on Kelvin Joseph, Nahshon Wright, and Israel Mukuamu. Through OTAs and minicamp, it's Anthony Brown who has the inside track to be the starter opposite of Diggs. However, that spot opposite the Cowboys' second-round pick from 2020 has the potential to be a revolving door. With that possibility, Trevon Diggs needs to quickly become not only the Dallas Cowboys' best cornerback but one that's capable of closing down half the field most weeks.
Diggs needs to be the steadying force in the Cowboys cornerback group.
His first season in the league was an up and down one It was mired by an injury that forced him to miss four games in the second half of the season. It was in the final few weeks of the season that he had some of his best games. In week 16, Diggs allowed just a 38.2 passer rating, his best of the season. In week 15, Diggs allowed just a 70.1 passer rating. Those two games marked two of his three lowest passer rating games in 2020.
Though it wasn't a great rookie season he settled in at right cornerback and led the Cowboys in interceptions with three and provided optimism that the Cowboys have at least one of their answers at cornerback. With two rookies and a veteran who's had an up and down career in Anthony Brown, Diggs can't just be a good player in 2021, he has to take the next step in becoming a great player. The Cowboys' defense can't afford any uncertainty with Trevon Diggs because they'll have uncertainty at the other cornerback spot until someone can emerge.