Cowboys Oct 16, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys helmet on the bench against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys have looked like a legitimate Super Bowl contender through two weeks of the 2023 NFL season, but they’ll have to make a title chase without one of their best players.

Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs suffered a season-ending torn ACL during practice on Thursday in Frisco, as reported by Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

It’s horrible news for Diggs and a major blow to the Dallas defense.

Diggs, 25, was a second-round pick by the Cowboys in 2020 out of Alabama. In 2021, he led the NFL with 11 interceptions. He has 18 interceptions for his career.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection and 2021 first-team All-Pro had an interception in the Cowboys’ 30-10 win over the New York Jets in Week 2.

The Dallas defense has been the best unit in the NFL this season, allowing 10 total points and 193 total yards over their two victories. The Cowboys also lead the NFL in turnover differential (+7) and interceptions on defense (5). Without one of the league’s top ballhawks in Diggs, Dallas will need other players to step up in the secondary.

According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, the Cowboys’ plan is “to move DaRon Bland outside, Jourdan Lewis goes inside and you got Noah Igbinoghene for depth per a team source.”

Here’s a look at how NFL fans are reacting to the news of Diggs suffering a torn ACL:

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