Cowboys Provide Promising Offseason Trevon Diggs Injury Update

After Trevon Diggs tore his ACL during the 2023 NFL season, Dallas Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones had a promising injury update for the standout cornerback at the NFL Combine.

The Cowboys expect CB Trevon Diggs to be ready for this year's training camp.
The Cowboys expect CB Trevon Diggs to be ready for this year's training camp. / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones had a lot to say to the media when speaking at the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis on Tuesday. The 59-year-old fielded a variety of questions from reporters, ranging from a potential Dak Prescott extension to owner Jerry Jones wanting to go "all in" in free agency this spring.

However, one topic that Cowboys fans have been dying to learn more about is Trevon Diggs' recovery. The 25-year-old cornerback tore his ACL just two games into the 2023 campaign, leaving everyone wondering if he'll be ready for the start of the 2024 season.

Fortunately, the younger Jones had a promising update during his media availability.

Cowboys News: Trevon Diggs Injury Update

Jones told reporters that Diggs (as well as linebacker DeMarvion Overshown) is expected to be ready for training camp, per Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken. As usual, training camp begins at the end of July, meaning the former Alabama ballhawk has about five more months to continue rehabbing his knee.

The two-time Pro Bowl CB only played 101 total defensive snaps last season before tearing his ACL in Week 2 against the New York Jets. Diggs was balling out before getting sidelined, only allowing three receptions on nine targets for 31 passing yards and a 4.6 passer rating (and no, that isn't a typo). It was a small sample size that highlights how dangerous a healthy Diggs can be.

The Cowboys' secondary managed to survive Diggs' absence, for the most part. Fellow CBs DaRon Bland and Stephon Gilmore stepped up in his place, helping Dallas to allow the fifth-fewest passing yards per game. Having said that, it's hard not to imagine how much better the ranking could've been had Diggs remained healthy.

Fortunately, the All-Pro CB is only 25 years old, improving the odds of a full recovery. He's one of the most exciting defenders to watch in the league today, so hopefully, he can play a full 2024 season en route to helping America's Team end its near-30-year championship drought.

Assuming that Diggs begins the 2024 campaign at 100%, things look promising for Dallas to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next February. After all, the Cowboys are currently tied for the fifth-best Super Bowl LIX odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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