Getty Dallas Cowboys corner Trevon Diggs
The talk surrounding Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs hasn’t stopped, and NFL legend Rob Gronkowski was the latest to speak out. Diggs’ comments about his brother and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stephon Diggs and quarterback Josh Allen sparked non-stop speculation.
This is bound to happen when someone claims a quarterback didn’t perform well until someone like Diggs came along. But for Gronkowski the comments go too far. At Up & Adams, Gronk explained that the setting simply “doesn’t make sense.”
“That’s a little too much Trevon Diggs,” Gronk said. “It makes no sense. Stefon Diggs, you get paid to have an incredible contract, why worry… I don’t know what the problem is with Stefon Diggs, I don’t know why his brother tweets like that. I think there’s a serious problem with his brother tweeting that. It’s not fake news or anything.”
It’s certainly not the first time Trevon Diggs has spoken about his brother’s availability. But it is perhaps the most blatant “stab” he has ever made against Allen. The Bills are facing turmoil at 5-5 and recently fired OC Ken Dorsey, and the Cowboys CB’s comments aren’t helping.
Original comments by Trevon Diggs
As Cowboys fans know, there isn’t much for Diggs to do other than give takes. Dallas’ star corner tore his cruciate ligament in mid-September and was sidelined for the rest of the year. He hasn’t been afraid to express his opinion before, and now there’s not much standing in his way.
On November 13th, Diggs initially posted: “Man 14 has to get out of there.” Stephon wears number 14 for Buffalo, so it was clear who he was talking about. But the Cowboys star took things a step further with his follow-up post.
“Let’s not forget, he didn’t get started until his brother got there,” Diggs posted the next day, November 14th.
Shooting Allen probably won’t help Stephon Diggs get to Dallas. But it makes Trevon Diggs’ attitude clear. He wants to play with his brother and believes that Stephon will benefit Allen more than the other way around.
Cowboys lose another CB, LB to injury
In addition to not having Diggs for the remainder of the 2023 season, the Cowboys will also be without linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and corner CJ Goodwin. SI.com’s Mike Fisher was first to report that the two would remain on IR on November 13th.
It’s a hard blow for both players. Goodwin was a key player on special teams. Vander Esch has been a fixture in the locker room and a consistent performer for several years. Now the Cowboys must find new ways to make up for their absences.
Furthermore, both players could be at the end of their careers. Vander Esch’s recurring neck problems could mean an early end to his playing career despite being 27 years old, while Goodwin is now 33 and has run out of years left to play at the highest level.
Evan Reier is a sports journalist who covers the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers for Heavy.com. He previously covered sports for the Montana Standard and was managing editor for Outsider. More about Evan Reier
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