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Trevon Diggs is Earning his Stripes in Training Camp

One of the biggest question marks for the Dallas Cowboys in the offseason was finding a new CB1 after losing Byron Jones to free agency. In the second round of the NFL Draft, the Cowboys filled that hole by drafting Trevon Diggs out of Alabama and set up an interesting competition between himself, Chidobe Awuzie, and Jourdan Lewis for the top corner spot. With both veterans currently nursing minor injuries, Diggs has gotten more opportunities in camp with the starting unit and he’s making them all count.

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Cowboys rookie CB Trevon Diggs has seen more premium reps with starting CB Chidobe Awuzie recovering from minor ailment. Secondary coach Maurice Linguist said Diggs “has taken it and ran with it. …I like his confidence. …We’re excited about him.” Awuzie back soon.

It’s been well documented that Diggs has experience playing the wide receiver position. In an interview with ESPN San Antonio on Thursday, Diggs talked about how it helps him play corner more effectively.

“It helps me play the ball better, locating the ball, tracking the ball, having a feel for the ball, having a feel for routes,” Diggs said. “When receivers break down, I know when they’re really breaking and when they’re not breaking. Little things that I’ve done as a receiver that are just natural to me. It helped me be more fluid in my transition. I feel like it helped me a lot.”

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The Cowboys have three dynamic receivers in Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and rookie CeeDee Lamb. The extra reps Diggs is getting is allowing him to deal with the growing pains of playing corner on the NFL level quickly which is something he’s more than willing to do.

“I’m a competitor,” Diggs said. “I like to compete. I feel like if you get me on that route once, you’re not going to get me on it twice. I like to build from my mistakes. I take all those lessons and learn from them.”

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Diggs has been thrown to wolves so to speak early and his transition from the college ranks to the pros is going as planned. The Cowboys hit the jackpot with CeeDee Lamb in the first round and it appears they doubled down on their luck in the second round with Diggs.

What do you think?

Matthew Lenix

Written by Matthew Lenix

I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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  1. Haven’t heard how Lewis is coming along with his ankle . Hopefully it’s not a high ankle sprain. I think he is the CB most suited for the slot, so we need him ready. Outside CB has more options if Awuzie injury lingers. He might wanna come back soon though, as Diggs could claim that spot, and never give it up. The secondary is the one position we didn’t need injuries limiting reps. The starting group needs to be practicing as a unit, especially with the possibility of 1-2 new starters.

    • And especially since they’ve moved to a more complicated system than what Marinelli and Richard were asking them to play. Mental reps help, but they had plenty of that while they weren’t able to practice on the field. Now, they need as many reps as possible to see it and do it on the field.

  2. I believe we’ll look back at this Draft and consider it one of the greatest in Cowboys history. Cee Dee will be called Tee Dee. Diggs will replace and make ppl forget Jones exists. Gallimore will develop into at least a good rotational DT. The Anae-ilator will also become an outstanding DE to couple with DLaw. I believe Reggie Robinson (which I said at the time he was drafted) is going to lock down one of our S spots, with excellent play, for years! Badd-azz will eventually turn into a decent C, although that may not take place this season. The Nooch will be AG LEAST a solid backup and who knows? Maybe much more.
    Plus I like Francis Bernard who I believe will start with LVE and Jaylon next year, and I really believe Jamize gave his job away to Sewo even though many feel the FB position is over, I don’t. McCarthy and I also think Kellan love having a 250 lb. monster to block, catch and run over ppl and so do I!!!

  3. I like seeing Diggs play the ball!! That’s something I haven’t seen the cowboys corners do in years!! He stayed toe to toe with the receiver in the first video and never took his eyes off the QB…. That’s what I like to see!! I can’t wait to see Diggs in the regular season!! I say give him another season or 2 and everybody will forget about Byron Jones!!

  4. Agree and what a concept a CB actually playing the ball. But apparently that’s what they were taught to do. I think that had something to do with the “bend don’t break” defensive philosophy, and keep everything in front of u for fear of giving up big plays. Not a bad approach and the defense had some good games last yr. but finishing at the bottom in turnovers every yr is not a good recipe for success. IMO

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