Signed by Cowboys Trevon Diggs 5-Year, $97M Extension (Contract Details Post 416)

mattjames2010

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Agree. I'm not overly concerned about him not hitting Kittle's block off. Firstly it's very easy to concede a penalty with those types of hits these days if not timed right and Kittle is a hard man to knock off his stride. I would rather he put the hit in but I don't think he bottled it - more concerned with giving away a further 15 yards.

My bigger concern would be Diggs going for gold too often and bagging the interception getting burmed in the process
Boom or bust DBs have their place in the league, but paying them like they are Revis is when it becomes an issue. Diggs is a Marcus Peters type DB.
 

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Dumb. That niners playoff game totally soured me on this guy. He’s a low effort soft cb. Maybe he can redeem himself this year.
 

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The defense doesn’t seem to suffer for his lack of tackling. CBs NEVER get paid for tackling and never will. He gets paid for coverage and interceptions. Like all big contracts, it will pale in the next year or 2. I think it will now be fun to watch him with another legit CB on the other side.
Yep, and whilst the issue was apparent in Game 1 vrs Tampa, we certainly learned to offset the apparent 'weakness' by defensive design. As you say he's a ball hawk and paid INT's.....and yep the Gilmore Effect will be massive on his numbers.
 

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Everyone is acting as if this signing is so terrible. There's probably an out after 3 years. One of those years will be a big cap hit, then a dead cap. And that's if he doesn't live up to his contract. I'd rather take a chance with Diggs than have another Anthony Brown out there.
 

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I don't love it or hate it. It's a year or so early but he's not the highest paid CB. If he stays at his same level as 2022 play then he's not grossly overpaid. Same time he's still fairly new to being a DB and could get better.
 

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I have a feeling this will be one of those regrettable contracts.
Regrettable to Jerry at best, but probably not the fans. Take the Zeke contract for example. People constantly use that contract as an example of bad contracts. Yeah it was bad for Jerry, but not so much the team in general. Remember what matters most, cap hit. For as long as Zeke was here, we only saw 1 year with a bad cap hit. Then the 11M dead cap. That's not all that bad from a team or fan standpoint. But bad for Jerry.
 

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Say you don't know football without saying you don't know football....
This vato think he lombardi.. calmada dwarf star. This signing is just as relevant for the cap savings it will bring in the near future. Moves within moves.

Say you don't know jack about salary cap w/o saying you know jack @ salaries.
 

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Regrettable to Jerry at best, but probably not the fans. Take the Zeke contract for example. People constantly use that contract as an example of bad contracts. Yeah it was bad for Jerry, but not so much the team in general. Remember what matters most, cap hit. For as long as Zeke was here, we only saw 1 year with a bad cap hit. Then the 11M dead cap. That's not all that bad from a team or fan standpoint. But bad for Jerry.
The Zeke contract was a good contract. My only problem w/ it was allowing him to hold out while under contract w/ no repercussions.
 

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Regrettable to Jerry at best, but probably not the fans. Take the Zeke contract for example. People constantly use that contract as an example of bad contracts. Yeah it was bad for Jerry, but not so much the team in general. Remember what matters most, cap hit. For as long as Zeke was here, we only saw 1 year with a bad cap hit. Then the 11M dead cap. That's not all that bad from a team or fan standpoint. But bad for Jerry.
I agree the front office has done a great job shuffling contracts and making sure they were staggered and either front loaded or back loaded with void years etcetera etcetera they're getting it figured out. I realize this is a huge deal and we still have Sydney lamb coming down the Pike and possibly Micah Parsons but that's a ways down there and we have to still talk about Prescott's restructure or extension but the point here is did we think that Trayvon diggs is worth this deal given he's only three years in and in my opinion he's improved every year and I think he still has room for improvement so we're not paying just for his past interceptions I believe he's gonna be one of the guys that do get better after the contract and I think that whole no contact thing last year had something to do with us losing Lewis and brown and him having something wrong with his hand and I believe he didn't want to risk getting knocked out of the games..

Now with his insurance of this huge deal, he still has room for improvement and I think he's taking steps to do that every single year, I think he'll play more freely and I think he'll be fine.
 
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