Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs created historical past on Sunday after snatching his seventh interception of the season in opposition to the New England Patriots.
The sophomore star broke a 28-year-old report when picked off Mac Jones and returned it for a landing. Test it out right here:
Trevon Diggs breaks a number of data with pick-6 vs. Patriots
In a recreation that ebbed and flowed all through, the Patriots and Mac Jones had the ball with 2:35 left on the clock and confronted a 2nd-and-15 on their 36-yard line.
Jones dropped again to search for his receiver, solely to have his go expertly picked off by Trevon Diggs for six factors. Diggs’ pick-6 gave the Cowboys the lead in a back-and-forth recreation with a bit over two minutes left.
Together with his newest interception, Diggs now has a choose in every of his first six video games this season. He joins Brian Russell, a former security for the Minnesota Vikings, in snagging an interception in every of their first six video games of an NFL season. Russell managed the feat again in 2003.
Diggs now has a outstanding seven interceptions in six video games this yr. That equaled Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Rod Woodson’s report for many interceptions by means of Week 6 of an NFL season. The previous Pittsburgh Steelers managed the identical unbelievable feat again in 1993.
The Cowboys cornerback is having himself a critical season already, giving the Dallas protection one thing it has not had in a decade: the power to take the ball away.
Having proven indicators of his expertise final season, Diggs has improved tremendously and is the main candidate to win the Defensive Participant of the yr award.
What’s the all-time NFL report for interceptions in a season?
Dick “Night time Practice” Lane nonetheless holds the NFL report for probably the most interceptions in a season with 14. He achieved this feat as a rookie in 1950 as a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Earlier than that season, Spec Sanders (1948) and Dan Sandifer (1950) held the report (13).
Whereas it’s nonetheless an extended shot for Diggs to interrupt the long-standing report, he’s already midway there. As most corners discover out, the higher you might be, the lesser groups throw in your course so the report will seemingly be secure come season’s finish. However Diggs is actually coming for it.