Freshly-paid Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs says his next goal is to become one of the greatest defensive backs in NFL history. Diggs, a second-round pick from the 2020 NFL draft, made back-to-back Pro Bowls in 2021 and 2022.
Ahead of his fourth season in the NFL, 24-year-old Diggs signed a five-year, $97 million deal with the Cowboys. Since coming to the league in 2020, Diggs has had 17 interceptions - the most in the NFL over the last three seasons.
"At the end of the day, you've still got to go out there and perform. My main goal is to stay consistent and keep building on my career and try to put together a good resume where at the end of the day, I'll go down as one of the best DBs to play the game," Diggs said, via The Dallas Morning News.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy happy for Diggs
Diggs, who will be turning 25, is entering the prime years of his career. Diggs is establishing himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league and the Cowboys are happy to secure his services long-term.
"It's good all the way around. I'm excited for him and his family, what that means for his financial future. For us here at the Dallas Cowboys, the timing is great. Second contracts are such an important part of the draft-and-develop method.
When you're able to get your young guys done, it's all in front of us. I was excited to see that happen," Cowboys coach McCarthy said after Diggs signed a new long-term deal. Diggs has become known for his ability to intercept passes.
But at times, Diggs risks too much when going for an interception and it results in him surrendering a huge gain or even a touchdown. Going forward, the Cowboys would presumably like Diggs to continue intercepting balls but also allow fewer yards as a primary defender. It remains to be seen how will Diggs do in his first season after getting a new lucrative deal.