One other sport, every other interception for Trevon Diggs. Accumulate that two.
Diggs’ two interceptions on Sunday aided the Cowboys’ 36-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers and continued a gigantic commence up for the 2nd-one year cornerback. After the 2nd multi-INT sport of his profession, Diggs’ 5 picks on the season leads the league via four weeks and his play-making ability is coming into historic proportions.
The 24-one year-mature grew to became the first participant in franchise history to chronicle an interception in each and each of the first four games and the 17th participant in NFL history to achieve that feat since the NFL merger.
“[Diggs] has as intriguing of hands as I have been half of,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy talked about after the game, adding that Diggs has “earned” the assignment of covering the opposing team’s No. 1 wide receiver.
Both INTs came in the third quarter on again-to-again Panthers possessions and resulted in 10 Cowboys capabilities to lengthen their end result in 36-14 coming into the fourth quarter. Diggs’ absence in the final physique used to be a uncommon case as the Cowboys lead dwindled proper into a one-possession sport after two touchdowns from WR D.J. Moore, who broke free in Diggs’ absence.
A team spokesman after the game that Diggs used to be “managing some tightness in his again.”
Acknowledged McCarthy: “He may maybe presumably maintain returned if indispensable to. … It used to be bothering him at halftime.”
A cleat to Diggs’ again on the high of the first half of is believed to maintain precipitated the damage, in step with McCarthy. Whatever condition he used to be in, it didn’t utilize Diggs from keeping a ambitious INT poke. Diggs added four tackles and two trail defenses to his two-INT day.
Dallas kept the ball for the final 4: 31 of the game to quit Carolina from getting every other possession and a hobbled Diggs from having to re-enter the game. The three-1 Cowboys sit down atop the NFC East after handing Carolina (3-1) their first loss.
“Player of the month, engaged on his 2nd month of the season,” McCarthy talked about. “He’s taking half in with out of the ordinary self assurance. Clearly a mountainous responsibility gazing their high receiver. Delivered with two huge plays there in the 2nd half of.”