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

Motorola

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WHY NOW??????? Diggs has some bad habits that need to be dealt with before throwing large amounts of money at him.
Most likely reason - 2023 was the last year of his rookie deal.
1) Cowboys didn't want take the chance of Diggs having an All-Pro season, then afterwards he demanding a contract making him the highest paid CB to keep him with team.
2) With his deal on the books, the FO now can move on to Lamb --
probably wanting to sign him before extending his rookie contract with the 5th-year option for a 1st round pick.
 

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I'm surprised the guarantee is only $42 million. It's no wonder his deal was done so fast. Looks extremely team friendly.

Let's go Diggs!
His effective guarantees are greater than $42M. He really can't be cut prior to 2025 without a massive dead balance, and even in 2025 his salary guarantees on day 5 of the league year. On-the-fly, it looks looks like it would be about $12M to cut and $13M to keep. So...he's not getting cut prior to day 5 of 2025 unless he completely tanks.
 

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Not the worst deal but I still worry the back end is gonna suck for us.
The back end will never be seen. He'll either do an extension after the third year or get cut. The dead cap hit at that point will be lower than the cost to keep him. Could restructure the fourth year to convert his base, but would have to at least add some void years to make it worthwhile.

Most likely we restructure next year, turning $10 million of his base into a prorated restructure bonus, so his cap hit for 2024 reduces to $8.25 million. (It would then increase to $16.25 million the next year, but it's already at $14 ... and technically, we could do another restructure). Then, int 2026, it would cost us $14.5 to cut him or $19.5 to keep him, so if he's playing well, the team will work out an extension to lower the hits for the first couple of years or cut him if he's declining. Whatever way they go, he's not going to see those last three base salaries of $14.5 million-plus.
 

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The back end will never be seen. He'll either do an extension after the third year or get cut. The dead cap hit at that point will be lower than the cost to keep him. Could restructure the fourth year to convert his base, but would have to at least add some void years to make it worthwhile.

Most likely we restructure next year, turning $10 million of his base into a prorated restructure bonus, so his cap hit for 2024 reduces to $8.25 million. (It would then increase to $16.25 million the next year, but it's already at $14 ... and technically, we could do another restructure). Then, int 2026, it would cost us $14.5 to cut him or $19.5 to keep him, so if he's playing well, the team will work out an extension to lower the hits for the first couple of years or cut him if he's declining. Whatever way they go, he's not going to see those last three base salaries of $14.5 million-plus.
Yup.

Diggs has some improvement before he is worth this salary. During the next couple of years we will find out and can adjust accordingly.
 

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His average annual salary is 8th or 9th among current starting CBs because the extension adds in the 4th year of his rookie deal to keep him under contract through 2028. Anyone who doesn’t think this was a great deal either doesn’t like the player or doesn’t understand the contract. Diggs accepted a deal that is below a number of other corners. It is a great deal for Dallas, but the big signing bonus makes a second round pick a multi-millionaire with the opportunities to nest a year ahead of time. It’s a win-win without greediness or the ego to want to set the market for a player who has lots of room to keep growing. With the other top young corners in the league who will be getting huge contracts in the next 2-3 years, it’s great to have Diggs on this deal for so many years.
 

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His average annual salary is 8th or 9th among current starting CBs because the extension adds in the 4th year of his rookie deal to keep him under contract through 2028. Anyone who doesn’t think this was a great deal either doesn’t like the player or doesn’t understand the contract. Diggs accepted a deal that is below a number of other corners. It is a great deal for Dallas, but the big signing bonus makes a second round pick a multi-millionaire with the opportunities to nest a year ahead of time. It’s a win-win without greediness or the ego to want to set the market for a player who has lots of room to keep growing. With the other top young corners in the league who will be getting huge contracts in the next 2-3 years, it’s great to have Diggs on this deal for so many years.
Don't you be bringing facts and common sense in this place!! LOL it won't go over well, all they see is a man got paid and now he's going to be under a microscope and hated by many....pretty par for the course , they will call him slow, fat, lazy, selfish, overpaid and a Jag very soon and make sure you don't miss any mistakes he might make but not see any positive posts anymore.
 
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