Dallas Cowboys News: The Ripple Effects of Trevon Diggs’ Massive Payday

The Dallas Cowboys and cornerback Trevon Diggs have agreed to a long-term contract extension. But could this impact future deals for the team?

It’s payday for Dallas Cowboys‘ two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Trevon Diggs. Diggs and the Cowboys have agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $97 million, including a $21.25 million signing bonus. And as a cherry on top, this deal is worth up to $104 million with incentives.

Trevon Diggs Inks Contract Extension With Cowboys

Diggs’ contract now ties him with Marshon Lattimore as the fifth-highest-paid CB in the NFL, making $19.4M on average per year, according to Ari Meirov.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Diggs is locked in with the Cowboys after racking up 17 interceptions in his last three seasons with the team. In 2021, he tied Everson Walls’ record for single-season interceptions (11) which was set back in 1981.

Diggs has been a crucial part of a Cowboys secondary, making opposing quarterbacks avoid throwing anywhere near him. With Diggs, Stephon Gilmore, and DaRon Bland, this Cowboys secondary will be shored up with talent.

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Ironically enough, during the press conference ahead of this deal, Jerry Jones spoke about not getting a contract extension done with running back Tony Pollard ahead of the franchise tag deadline. He said that he thinks the franchise tag worked well for not only Pollard but the team as a whole.

“It does its job when I look at the entire team and the makeup of what you have to do with the allocated dollars that you got. It’s a distribution process. If one player gets a dollar, the other one doesn’t get it, and so you distribute it as best you can,” said Jones.

Pollard will make $10.1 million on the franchise tag.

But now that Diggs has started what looks to be the domino effect in contracts for the Cowboys, Dallas still has to check off wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, linebacker Micah Parsons, offensive tackle Terence Steele, and center Tyler Biadiasz, as well as restructuring contracts for offensive guard Zack Martin and quarterback Dak Prescott.

According to PFN’s Trey Wingo, he sees this move as speaking volumes.

“This is how the market works, positions that are values by teams get paid more money,” said Wingo.

This adds even more depth to the already heavy conversation of the value of the running back.

Other transactions made for the Cowboys on Tuesday were placing CB Jourdan Lewis on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and adding TE Luke Schoonmaker to the non-football injury (NFI) list.

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