The Cowboys and their dominant defense continue to love Tryvon Diggs, even though the advanced stats don’t

Arlington, Texas – Dallas Cowboys back corner Tryvon Diggs He reached for the ball, his arm slightly blocking its trajectory.

That was enough to cause a faint pass Washington leaders No. 1 receiver Terry McLaurinTheir hands fell flat, a fourth attempt and 2 led to a spin on the touchdown as the leaders trailed by 15 points with 2:45 to play.

Diggs had broken his third pass of the day. The Cowboys, combined, will soon secure their third win of the season.

‘Too huge’, Cowboys midfielder Micah Parsons Yahoo Sports from his locker After winning 10-25. “He’s trying to show people, ‘Well, I can gamble. But I also have to be closed and disciplined.

“When you have a guy the best of both worlds, you get Diggs.”

Many fans agree. Then there are those who do not.

Become a Cowboys Corner in Year Three Lightning rod for critics the last season He led the league with 11 interceptions but also missed tackles and allowed big games at times.

Sunday’s statistical streak reflects, to some extent, this polarization.

Diggs undoubtedly made game-changing plays, starting with a late second-quarter interception. Diggs shaded the future of the bullish Jahan Dotson, who scored Washington’s only touchdown, 46 yards down the field. But as the fairway began to descend further down, Diggs turned his head and extended his arms and grabbed him forcefully to eliminate Washington’s last chance to advance in half.

Diggs also later broke up two fourth-quarter passes assigned to McLaurin, who has crossed the 1,000-yard mark in each of the past two seasons.

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However, reviewing his square score from Sunday looks almost wrong: no single interventions, zero auxiliary interventions, zero combined.

same player who described PFF It also allows a 0.0 pass rating on Sundays too Ranked 72nd among Cornerbacks’ defensive scores Within three weeks. Diggs managed to slightly improve coverage, ranking 64th.

“Everyone is bound by their own opinion and how they feel about me,” Diggs said Sunday afternoon from his locker. “I know how I feel. My teammates know I feel. My coaches know who I am.

“So I’m going to keep putting it on tape.”

Two longtime defensive linebackers, Richard Sherman and 2009 second-round pick, Darius Butler, recently joined the conversation Sunday.

Butler tweeted: “The whole lotta experts at CB have been pretty quiet when it comes to playing 7 so far this season.”

Sherman added: “GAME was called last week and go balls booked this week. Hes (sic) seems to be answering every question this year. Checking the boxes.

“Looks elite.”

Sherman, like everyone else, can judge.

Not only did Sherman accumulate five Pro Bowl picks and three All-Pro awards in his 11-year career, but he also helped solidify Seattle’s Super Bowl-winning “Legion of Boom” defense. The unit was coordinated by current Cowboys coordinator Dan Quinn.

Diggs often watches Sherman’s tape to understand how to maximize his role in the Quinn system, he told Yahoo Sports. The two also communicate through text messages and Instagram as Diggs searches for advantages to improve his craft.

Numbers don’t like Trevon Diggs (7), but the Cowboys like to play him during their 3-1 start. (Photo by Andrew Depp/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“I’ve talked to Richard before, just getting tips and everything,” Diggs said. “It is a great honor to hear from him and how he sees him.

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“I see it, I watch the tape, I see how [the Legion of Boom] system was. We’ve got all the chops to be just like this defensive. If we keep progressing, at the speed that we are, we can get there.”

In the big moments, especially with the game on the line, Diggs raised the bar for the unit. In Week 2 victory over Cincinnati BengalsDiggs did both of the last two tackles, including blowing out a third attempt and a short 3-yard.

Last week, the New York Giants’ last pass attempt was intercepted by Daniel Jones in a 23-16 Dallas win.

The Cowboys have not allowed more than one touchdown, nor more than 19 points, in any of their first four games. Miserliness is one of the best franchises of the last half century.

“They’re the reason we won, it’s plain and simple,” said quarterback Cooper Rush, who became Sunday. First midfielder in franchise history to win four starts. One of their messages is: “Everyone is back.” They are walking on the road.”

The Diggs aren’t the only distinguishing feature of this effort, as the Cowboys’ 15 sacks are second in the league after the Philadelphia Eagles. Impulsive runners like Parsons and veteran DeMarcus Lawrence have frustrated Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady, Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals, Daniel Jones of the New York Giants and now Carson Wentz of Washington.

“We know we’re up front,” Lawrence said after the match. “If you were the midfielder, you would also be confused.”

Cowboys think they’re real low, too. Both kicks started were interceptions, while Aman Donovan Wilson scored nine high saves in the game, including hitting a quarterback in a blitz.

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However, team owner Jerry Jones expects the league’s interest to continue to shine on Diggs’ 13 interceptions since the start of the 2021 season – and his unique covering abilities in any game.

“you have two Jones said. “I don’t want to be vulgar, but he has become the recipient there.

“Everyone will see that all over the league.”

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