The Dallas Cowboys have been a force to start the 2021 NFL season, kicking things off with a 4-1 record. As they head into a Week 6 matchup against the New England Patriots, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has provided some great news regarding two important players.
Jones appeared on 105.3 The FAN Friday, announcing that both left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) and cornerback Trevon Diggs (ankle) shouldn't have any issues suiting up this weekend.
Tyron Smith Injury Update
Smith gave the Cowboys a scare on Thursday when it was revealed that he needed an MRI for a neck injury. Fortunately, the results came back good and it doesn't look like the injury is that serious.
Smith missed all but two games last year after undergoing neck surgery, so, understandably, this latest injury may concern some. Dallas needs its offensive line to be as healthy as possible to protect 2021 NFL MVP contender Dak Prescott.
Smith has played 99% of the Cowboys' offensive snaps this season, allowing one sack while taking a single penalty. His 91.2 overall Pro Football Focus grade further proves his importance to Dallas.
Trevon Diggs Injury Update
On the other hand, Diggs has been dealing with an ankle injury that held him out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. The sophomore standout's recovery has progressed according to Jones, which is great news after how dominant he's been.
Diggs leads the NFL in interceptions (6), interception yards (100) and passes defended (10). His developmental leap came out of nowhere, but the Cowboys won't complain — especially after he was named September's NFC Defensive Player of the Month.
Diggs has an interception in each game this season and he has a good chance to extend it to six games against New England. Patriots rookie QB Mac Jones has thrown 5 interceptions in his last three games and will be at a disadvantage playing on the road in AT&T Stadium.
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