Cowboys, CB Trevon Diggs reach 5-year, $97 million contract extension

Before training camp, the Dallas Cowboys extended star cornerback Trevon Diggs.

NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that Diggs and the Cowboys signed a five-year, $97 million extension, citing sources. With incentives, the $21.25 million signing bonus is potentially up to $104 million.

Diggs, a 2020 second-round pick, entered the final year of his $4.3 million rookie deal. He's rich.

Diggs is tied with Marson Lattimore as the NFL's fifth-highest-paid corner, after Jaire Alexander, Denzel Ward, Jalen Ramsey, and Marlon Humphrey.

The 24-year-old corner has 17 interceptions, two for touchdowns, 49 passes defended, and 169 tackles in 45 games in Dallas over three seasons. 

Diggs led the NFL with 11 interceptions in 2021, earning All-Pro accolades. Diggs was the first player since Everson Walls in 1981 to have more than 10 INTs.

The two-time Pro Bowler is an outside gambler who can produce game-changing plays but also lose yards. The Cowboys expect Diggs to improve as he matures.

Diggs' 17 picks in his first three seasons behind just Walls' 22 from 1981-1983. Diggs, Marcus Peters (19/55) and Richard Sherman (20/57) are the only players with 15-plus interceptions and 45-plus passes defensed in his first three seasons since passes defensed became an official metric in 1999.


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