“Terrible News”: Dallas Cowboys Suffer Season Setback as 25YO Cornerback Trevon Diggs Tears ACL in Practice

Published 09/23/2023, 5:08 AM EDT

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This is a good yet bad season opener for the Dallas Cowboys, as one of their best players has yet to fall again amid the victories. The 25-year-old Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs faced an unfortunate incident. This upset during practice could result in a major game turn for the team. 

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The Dallas Cowboys are still carrying their legacy forward winning both games played. But with a valuable player like Diggs leaving the season early, will the Cowboys hold the same sensation they’re enjoying now? 

Dallas Cowboys Trevon Diggs is out of the 2023 season with an ACL tear


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In a post by Rap Sheet, Trevon Diggs encountered an injury during a 1-1 practice drill session, resulting in an ACL tear in his left knee. The All-Pro cornerback is confirmed to sit out of this season’s games. Diggs left the field on crutches, leaving behind thousands of concerned fans.

Fellow Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott took to the media on Thursday, saying, “Some of you saw him leaving the field so prayers for him; simple as that.” The injury report was followed by torrents of comments from fans who aren’t “digging” this news well. Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons backs him up in his post, saying, “I am my brothers keeper! I got you 7! No more needs to be said!


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The 2021 NFL record-breaker, with 11 interceptions, led his team to three out of seven defensive wins over the last two games. Being a valuable player in the team, fans fear that his absence on the field can off-balance the team’s chemistry.

The two-time Pro Bowl winner takes the news kindly and shows his appreciation for fans.

The Dallas Cowboys had a good start to the season, beating the New York Jets and New York Giants and securing an overall 60 points. But the upsets came through player injuries. Trevon Diggs was supposed to play a crucial role alongside fellow cornerback and Super Bowl champion Stephon Gilmore. 

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The Cowboys’ hopes of the best cornerback duo came crashing, with Diggs having to leave the season prematurely. In addition, left guard Tyler Smith also had to sit out the season with a hamstring injury. 

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Diggs’ popularity with his fans is apparent in their grief and best wishes for a speedy recovery. The report grieved many fans with them saying things like-

It’s so hard being a Cowboys fan, so much pain, ugh!!! Get well soon #7” and “Nah this is getting too wild, hoping for a speedy recovery.


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I am not “digging” this.

A reply by Sports Talk stated, “Are the Cowboys super bowl hopes done?

Another fan said, “Bro was legit playing like the best CB in the league, this really sucks.


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Now the question remains whether the 5-time Super Bowl champion team still has it in them to achieve their former glory without Trevon Diggs. The upcoming Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 game may peel off the cover for the team. Keep watching as more news on the Cowboys surface. 

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Written by:

Khosalu Puro


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Khosalu Puro is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. Growing up with football lovers in an environment where the game is always playing in the background, she got the hook of the game early. A die-hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys, she also states that her favorite players are Patrick Mahomes and Zack Martin.
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