After Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon diggs was critical about his own play. Denver gave the Cowboys their second loss in 2016. At one point, the Cowboys were leading 30-0.
Diggs stated that “I didn’t play well at all” via Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken. “I don’t like losing. We have to be more determined next week. We know what we have to do. We will stick together and get it done.
Diggs wasn’t the only Cowboy who was struggling Sunday against the Broncos. Diggs is feeling the pressure after his early season success, and possibly a record-setting interception count.
Diggs’ side was being called the “side you avoid as an offensive side” by league fans and teammates. However, Diggs has also been the defensive back scoring on occasion. Diggs was beaten by Tim Patrick, who scored a touchdown on Diggs’ sideline 44 yards early Sunday.
Patrick made a slow, stuttering step on the deep route. This gave him enough time to get to the end zone where Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater tossed a pass directly into his hands.
The Cowboys didn’t recover from the lead they lost early in the season, and the Broncos gave them their first loss since Week 1. Dallas is now at 6-2, while Denver is now at 5-4. This despite an upsetting week that saw them trade veteran Von Miller.
Micah Parsons is a rookie linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. However, he is familiar enough with the league to know that Sunday’s performance was not indicative of Dallas’ fabric.
Parsons is aware that the Cowboys have a better team than them, and he was disappointed with the way the game went despite having a good individual game. Parsons had a total of ten tackles, eight solo stops and 2.5 sacks, which is three total tackles for loss. Parsons became the first rookie Cowboys franchise history with five or more sacks in the first eight games.
“I think [the Broncos] played very well,” Parsons stated after the match, feeling visually disappointed with his team’s performance. “But they didn’t get our best game. There are no excuses.”
Parsons almost was nearly bitten by a flying bug in the Cowboys media room just moments after Parsons uttered the quote. He then walked off the podium, and said, “it’s just my day.”