Trevon Diggs, Cowboys CB, out for season after sustaining torn ACL in practice

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs tore his ACL during Thursday's practice and will be out for the rest of this season, the team confirmed in a statement Thursday.

He sustained the injury during 1-on-1 drills, according to multiple reports.

The news comes after the All-Pro corner was seen on crutches following practice and underwent an MRI.

Diggs reacted to the news, thanking fans for the support, while teammate and Defensive Player of the Year favorite Micah Parsons promised to back him up.

Diggs and the Cowboys reportedly agreed to a five-year, $97 million contract extension in July. The deal, which could be worth up to $104 million, was structured to keep him in Dallas through the 2028 season.

He turned 25 Wednesday and snagged his first interception of the season in the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the New York Jets last weekend. In a defense that has allowed just 10 points over its 2-0 start, Diggs was expected to play a continued key role. Over the first two games, he contributed to three of the team's seven defensive takeaways, adding a forced fumble, three passes defended and four tackles.

The team believed Stephon Gilmore and Diggs were primed to become the NFL's best cornerback duo, and now will go without half of that pair. Gilmore, who Dallas traded for this spring, was mentoring Diggs on everything from diet to keys to longevity in the league. Diggs was poised to take that advice en route to his big goals for the season, including making it to the Super Bowl and joining Parsons as awardees at NFL Honors.

Diggs joined the Cowboys as a 2020 second-round draft pick. He led the NFL in interceptions in 2021 with 11. Over 47 career games and 46 starts, he has a total of 18 picks. He was named to the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons.