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Defensive Notes

Trevon Diggs

Cowboys D dealt major blow

Just when you think everything is going great for a team, a practice injury throws a wrench into it. The Dallas defense was a juggernaut its first two games, but it will be down a key member of its secondary the rest of the season.

Top cornerback Trevon Diggs tore his ACL in practice yesterday. He's done for the year. Needless to say, he'll be missed.

As an All-Pro in 2021, Diggs recorded a league-leading 11 interceptions. He cooled off to just 3 last year, but was still a Pro Bowl corner for this secondary. In two games he has an interception and a forced fumble. They'll have to get by without him.

It's early, but Dallas currently leads the NFL with 5 interceptions -- two more than anyone but San Francisco (4). Over the past two seasons, no one has more interceptions than Dallas (they have 6 more than everyone but New England).

TEAM INTERCEPTIONS, 2021-2022
Team2122Tot
Dallas261642
New England231942
Buffalo191736
Green Bay181735
LA Rams191635
Houston171633
Pittsburgh132033
Minnesota161531
Tennessee161430
Philadelphia121729
San Francisco92029
Indianapolis191029
Denver131528
Tampa Bay171027
Kansas City151126
Cincinnati131326
Seattle111425
LA Chargers111425
New Orleans18725
Arizona131124
Cleveland131124
Baltimore91423
Detroit111223
Miami14822
Atlanta121022
Chicago81422
Jacksonville71421
NY Giants15621
Washington11920
Carolina91019
NY Jets71219
Las Vegas6612

That's the NFL, and it's next man up for Dallas. They've still got Stephon Gilmore at one spot, and either nickelback DaRon Bland or perhaps backup Noah Igbinoghene will need to step in. They could also bring another veteran in, either signing or trade. Whatever the case, a significant downgrade.

The secondary might not be much tested by Joshua Dobbs and Arizona this week, but it's looking less fearsome going forward.

--Andy Richardson

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