The Dallas Cowboys suffered a big blow on Thursday with star cornerback Trevon Diggs going down in practice. The two-time Pro Bowler will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Bryan Broaddus of the Audacy original podcast “Love of the Star” explained why he has confidence that the Cowboys can weather the storm without Diggs this season.
“I have confidence in Bland. I have confidence in Lewis from the work I’ve seen. I have confidence in Dan Quinn. I have confidence in Al Harris. I have confidence in Joe Whitt,” Broaddus said (19:20 in player above). “I have confidence in all of those guys.
“What have they done the first two games? What have they done the first three years since they’ve been here? They take everybody who dresses and they give them a role to play. Usually the role is tailored to their scheme or to the ability of the player they’re putting in the game. They’re not asking dudes to do stuff they can’t do. They’re not. They’re just not. So have faith in Dan Quinn.”
Diggs already had one interception and one forced fumble through two games this season. He’s a force on the defense that teams have to gameplan around.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said “you don’t replace irreplaceable players” on Friday after the Diggs injury.
While Dallas may not be able to replace the star corner, they should have what it takes to get by without him.
“Is it a terrible injury to lose Diggs? Yeah, it’s a kick in the junk,” Broaddus said. “I have a feeling though that they will find a way to weather the storm.”
The Cowboys will at least face an easier opponent in their first game without Diggs as they travel to Arizona for a clash with the Cardinals on Sunday.