Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs has spoken out about the season-ending ACL injury he suffered Thursday in practice.
Diggs posted a tweet saying, “Thank you for all the prayers and I appreciate everyone for checking on me! This is just God’s Plan. I will be back and better!”
Thank you for all the prayers and I appreciate everyone for checking on me!
This is just God’s Plan. I will be back and better!
— SEVEN (@TrevonDiggs) September 21, 2023
Diggs will likely be a big loss for the Cowboys. Through the first two weeks of the season, the Dallas defense has allowed the fewest yards and fewest points in the NFL. Diggs has one interception so far this season, but since entering the NFL in 2020 he has 18 total, including an NFL-high 11 in 2021 which also tied the Cowboys’ single-season record.
Originally drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Alabama, Diggs’ rookie season was unremarkable as he adjusted to the professional game and dealt with injuries. But his NFL-leading interception season in 2021 secured a first-team All-Pro selection for the second year player.
He was also the first NFL player since 1981 to record 11 or more interceptions. Diggs had a career-high 59 combined tackles in the 2022 season and just three interceptions as his record-tying 2021 led quarterbacks to avoid throwing in his direction.
Prior to the 2023 season, Diggs signed a five-year $97 million extension with the Cowboys. He is expected to be ready to begin the 2024 season.