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 record when picked off Mac Jones and returned it for a landing. Check it out right here:
Trevon Diggs breaks a number of information with pick-6 vs. Patriots
In a sport 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 cross expertly picked off by Trevon Diggs for six factors. Diggs’ pick-6 gave the Cowboys the lead in a back-and-forth sport with a little bit over two minutes left.
With his newest interception, Diggs now has a decide 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 12 months. That equaled Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson’s record for many interceptions by Week 6 of an NFL season. The former Pittsburgh Steelers managed the identical unimaginable 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 Player of the 12 months award.
What is the all-time NFL record for interceptions in a season?
Dick “Night Train” Lane nonetheless holds the NFL record for essentially 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. Before that season, Spec Sanders (1948) and Dan Sandifer (1950) held the record (13).
While it’s nonetheless a protracted shot for Diggs to interrupt the long-standing record, he’s already midway there. As most corners discover out, the higher you might be, the lesser groups throw in your course so the record will doubtless be protected come season’s finish. But Diggs is definitely coming for it.