Ranking the Dallas Cowboys' Best Draft Picks of the Last Decade

Which draft picks did the Cowboys knock out of the park?
Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb
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4. Trevon Diggs, CB (2020)

Going into the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cowboys were expected to target defensive players. The consensus had them going for either a pass rusher or a defensive back. No one saw them taking a wide receiver. They also didn’t see CeeDee Lamb sliding to pick 17.

Once that happened, and Dallas pulled the trigger, it all but guaranteed their Round 2 selection would be a cornerback. Fortunately, the rest of the league allowed Trevon Diggs to slide to them at No. 51.

The Alabama product was a former wide receiver and the younger brother of Stephon Diggs. As a rookie, he flashed his potential with 58 tackles, 11 pass defenses, and three picks in 12 games. Then in 2021, he exploded.

Diggs led the NFL that season with 11 interceptions and broke up another 21 passes. He was criticized as a “boom-or-bust” player but he won far more gambles than he lost.

In 2022, his numbers went down as he had three interceptions but Diggs had improved in his coverage. He developed well enough that Dallas signed him to a five-year, $97 million extension ahead of the 2023 campaign.

Unfortunately, Diggs played in just two games last year before suffering a torn ACL in practice. Even with those 15 games missed, he enters year four with 18 career picks — already approaching top 15 territory in franchise history.