A little good, a little bad for Cowboys’ Trevon Diggs and Tyron Smith injury update
The Dallas Cowboys pulled off a last-minute victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but it didn’t come without some bumps and bruises. Cornerback Trevon Diggs sprained his ankle and sat out the last defensive sequence of the game. As for Tyron Smith, he exited in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
The Cowboys offered an update on both players on Monday. Via Ian Rapoport:
#Cowboys star CB Trevon Diggs should be fine from his ankle injury yesterday, while LT Tyron Smith will undergo tests today on his sprained ankle, source said. A little more concern for Smith, but tests will determine how significant it is.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2021
Good news on Diggs, but not so much on Smith. We don’t know the severity of his injury quite yet, but it doesn’t exactly sound good. Diggs has been on an absolute tear for the Cowboys this season, entering Week 8 with a league-best eight interceptions and had one in every game so far. That streak ended against the Vikings, though. He’s arguably one of the best corners in the NFL and a key piece of Dallas’ secondary. Given the update, Diggs should be ready to go in Week 9.
Smith meanwhile was also dealing with a nagging ankle and it appears he re-injured it. The tackle has dealt with a flurry of health problems throughout his career. This is certainly unfortunate given the absence of La’el Collins, who still hasn’t played for the Cowboys following his suspension due to missing drug tests.