Cowboys get some help for the defense with Alabama CB Trevon Diggs in second round

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After surprisingly going with an offensive player in wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in the first round on Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys got down to business of filling much needed holes on defense in the second round of thee 2020 NFL draft on Friday.

The Cowboys chose Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs with the 51st overall pick.

The Cowboys weighed trading up in the second round but ultimately stood pat and took the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Diggs, the brother of Buffalo Bills receiver Stefon Diggs.

It fills a huge need after the Cowboys lost Byron Jones to Miami Dolphins in free agency.

Diggs is a big, physical cornerback who has a chance to develop into a shutdown cover guy. He was solid at Alabama but is considered an ascending player.

The team hoped one of three coveted safeties might be on the board but Alabama’s Xavier McKinney, LSU’s Grant Delpit and Minnesota’s Antoine Winfield Jr. went to the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, respectively, before the Cowboys had a chance to pick.

But after taking Lamb on Thursday, the Cowboys felt they had several options to help the defense on Friday.

“I think we’ve got a nice group of players that very well give us an opportunity to do something on the defensive side of the ball if things fall right for us,” vice president Stephen Jones said late Thursday night.

They got things started with Diggs.


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