When it comes to a potential contract extension in the near future, the Cowboys will need to decide on a number of key players, including Trevon Diggs. That group also features CeeDee Lamb, Tony Pollard, and Micah Parsons, among others.
Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant spoke out this week when it comes to Diggs as he explains that he deserves everything coming to him. During a recent appearance on Personal Corner, the retired WR revealed the advice he told the young player.
“’Diggs you’ve done something that a lot of cornerbacks have not done in their first three years in the NFL,’” Bryant said, “I told him, ‘You don’t compromise that.’”
The former all-pro WR also suggested that the Cowboys aren’t being “fair” in their negotiations with Diggs.
“[Diggs] is not trying to knock them across the head,” Bryant continued. “I will say they not trying to be fair to him… Feel like what he’s asking for he’s rightfully deserving of that contract. I believe it should all be guaranteed, that’s my opinion I’m not going to get into full details of our conversation.”
Diggs recorded 59 tackles (50 solo) and three interceptions on 14 passes defended, plus a forced fumble, over 17 regular-season games in 2022.
The third-year cornerback wasn’t able to repeat his turnover magic from the year before, when he turned 21 passes defended into an incredible 11 INTs.
With one more year remaining on his rookie contract, the Cowboys may look to lock up their No. 1 corner with an extension this offseason, but if not he’ll be playing in 2023 for a free-agent payday the following spring.
Dez once signed a five-year, $70 million contract after the 2014 season, which featured a first-team All-Pro selection and an NFL-best 16 touchdowns. His production would dip over the course of the next few years and the team would release him in 2018.
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