The Dallas Cowboys and Trevon Diggs have reached an agreement to extend the contract
The deal between Dallas and All-Pro cornerback Trevon Diggs is for 5 years and $97 million, with $42.3 million guaranteed. With bonuses, Diggs has the potential to earn up to $100 million under the new agreement. The exact contract structure and bonus conditions have not been announced yet. The contract was officially signed yesterday in Oxnard.
His average salary, excluding bonuses, will be $19.4 million per year, making him the fifth-highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, just over $1.5 million behind Jaire Alexander's record contract. With $19.4 million, Diggs' contract is nearly comparable in average salary to the deals signed by Marlon Humphrey and Marshon Lattimore in the 2020 and 2021 offseasons, respectively.
The 2023 season marks the final year of Diggs' rookie contract (unlike the situation with the potential extension for CeeDee Lamb and the fifth-year option). The extension does not affect his contract for 2023, in which Diggs will receive $4.3 million. Taking this into account, Trevon will be under contract with the Cowboys for 6 years and $101.3 million ($16.9 million per year on average).
In his 3 seasons in the NFL, the 2020 second-round draft pick shares the league lead in interceptions during that time with the Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jaycee Jackson. He also leads the league in interceptions since the start of the 2021 season. Over his career, Diggs has already earned a First-Team All-Pro selection in the 2021 season, two Pro Bowl selections, and tied the franchise record for interceptions in a single season.
The extension for Diggs is the first proactive extension, done before the player receives the franchise tag or formally hits the market, for the Cowboys' front office since the period between late August and early September 2019 when the team consecutively extended contracts with Jaylon Smith, La'el Collins, and Ezekiel Elliott.