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    Trevon Diggs Will Make NFL History With Interception vs Panthers

    Trevon Diggs had his ups and downs as a rookie but still managed to lead the in interceptions (3) and passes defended (14) in just 12 games, becoming the first rookie defender in team to top both of those lists. So far in 2021, however, he's been on an entirely different planet.

    Diggs is currently tied for the league lead in interceptions (3) and is tops in passes defended (6) through the first three games of the season. He's the only player that has registered an interception in every game and has hauled in four interceptions in his last five games going back to last season. With an interception against the on Sunday, Diggs will become the 16th player in NFL history to record one in each of the first four games of a season.

    That's quite an exclusive list when considering how long the NFL has been in existence. Since 2000, only Brian Russell of the (2003) and Devin McCourty of the (2019) have accomplished this milestone which further proves how rare it is.

    The former second-round pick has done his damage against some excellent competition. Diggs lined up opposite of the Tampa Buccaneers in the Cowboys' season opener. He only allowed one reception for 10 yards on three targets, and nearly had a game-sealing interception off of in the final moments.

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    In the last two games, both Cowboys wins, Diggs has continued putting the clamps on wide receivers. Keenan Allen of the , one of the NFL's best route runners, only hauled in three of his six targets when being guarded by Diggs. DeVonta Smith of the took his trip to Alcatraz this past Monday. Diggs held the rookie to two receptions for nine yards when he was the primary defender.

    It's still early in the season but the evolution of Diggs has been a thing of beauty. His 87.1 coverage grade is tied for first for all cornerbacks according to . No matter who the has been, they have had a miserable time completing passes against Diggs as he's only allowing a passer rating of 40.8 for the season.

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    The play of Diggs through September was so spectacular that he was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month. He's the first in team history to receive the honor. (2011, 2013) and (2017) are the only other defensive players for the Cowboys that have accomplished this.

    Whether Diggs makes history on Sunday or not he's firmly established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league right now, and the scary thing is, he's just scratching the surface of how good he can be.

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

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    Joe W Taylor

    Great article, keep up the good work