How can Trevon Diggs improve in 2022? | #DallasCowboys

Trevon Diggs had quite the breakout in 2021. After his 2020 rookie season was marred with inconsistency because of his aggressive level of play, he improved massively in year two, with a league-high 11 interceptions and just four touchdown passes allowed, which earned him early Defensive Player of the Year talks, even though he suffered from some drop in his level at the second half of the year and these talks cooled down.

Those 11 interceptions were the best mark in the NFL over the past 40 years, and he also earned his first All-Pro berth after a successful year. Even though the Cowboys failed to go further in the playoffs, they can sleep well with their young core, led by Diggs, Micah Parsons and CeeDee Lamb, all three superstars already.

“I feel I just got to improve my game all around,” Diggs said during a video interview for the Cowboys’ official website during the first week of Dallas’ offseason program. “Just being a complete corner, just being that shutdown corner. I feel like I’m going to do everything I can working this offseason to take it to the next step, the next level.”

To be a shutdown corner in his third season, Diggs will have to learn how to effectively measure his aggressiveness in some plays - he was often burned during 2021 because he wanted to make the biggest play and failed, giving opposing wide receivers a chance to get deep and get a lot of yards over him. If Diggs learns that not every play has to be an interception, he'll be even better for his team in the bigger picture.

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