Jerry Jones: Trevon Diggs is ‘irreplaceable’ after season-ending injury
After a smooth 3-0 record to start their season, the Dallas Cowboys looked like one of the favorites in the NFC, but it all came crashing down Thursday when All-Pro cornerback Trevon Diggs suffered a season-ending torn ACL in practice. Now, the hunt for a new starting corner for the remainder of the year is on, or is it?
Owner and general manager of the Cowboys, Jerry Jones, has given Cowboys fans his thoughts on replacing their star cornerback. Jones sees Diggs as “irreplaceable” following his non-contact injury in practice.
“You can’t do that,” Jones said when asked about Dallas potentially making a move to add another high-profile corner, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “That’s just not real. That’s like saying that ‘I want to be Tom Cruise.’ You don’t replace these irreplaceable players.”
Diggs is already one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL. He was paired alongside another star corner in the Cowboys’ secondary, 12-year NFL veteran and former NFL defensive player of the year Stephon Gilmore, who was traded to Dallas this March to pair up with Diggs.
“No one has the impact he has,” Jones said. “The facts are that we do have depth. We don’t have depth with somebody with his unique abilities, but we’ve got depth relative to playing the position.”
Dallas is yet to make a roster-altering move for a new cornerback rental, but one is not out of the question just yet. Dallas is set to take on the Arizona Cardinals on late Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET, their first matchup without Diggs on the field.
DaRon Bland is expected to make his first start of the season this Sunday against the Cardinals in replacement of Diggs.
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