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Cowboys’ Trevon Diggs is on track to threaten NFL record for most interceptions in a season

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Trevon DiggsThursday night’s interception helped Dallas Cowboys close New Orleans Saints as Dallas improved to 8-4 during the season. Diggs’ intercept also takes him one step further towards joining some elite company.

With nine interceptions this season, the Cowboys sophomore cornerback is on track to threaten Night Train Lane’s 69-year-old record for most interceptions in a single season. Former Hall of Fame defensive back picked 14 passes as a member of Los Angeles Rams back to 1952. Four other players have scored at least 13 interceptions in a season, a Diggs team’s four interceptions did not participate.

Here’s a look at the company Diggs could soon join if he can score at least four more interceptions in the final five weeks of the season. Three of Diggs’ remaining games are against the Washington defender Taylor Heinicke and Giant midfielder Daniel Jones, so his odds of joining this group of players are pretty good.

NFL’s Season Intercept Leaders

Night train route (14): Lane was a rookie when he booked NFL record for interceptions in a season. He returned two of his 14 picks for the score while winning the league’s highest return 298 yards. Lane once again led the NFL with 10 interceptions in 1954 while earning the first of seven Pro Bowl picks. Lane retired after the 1965 season with 68 career interceptions, which is now the 4th highest total interception in league history.

Lester Hayes (13): The “Judge” picked 13 passes to win the 1980 Defensive Player of the Year award. What made Hayes’ season all the more remarkable was the fact that he added two more intercepts as a result of free kicks. temple. Hayes added five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) in four playoff games while helping Raiders win the second of the franchise Super Bowl position. Hayes retired with two Super Bowl rings and was a member of the NFL Team Every Decade during the 1980s.

Dan Sandfier (13): Like Lane, Sandfier is a rookie when it comes to recording his historic season. A three-passer and NFL all-time return for the 1948 season, Sandfier racked up 13 passes that year despite making just seven appearances for Washington. He set the NFL singles game records for interceptions (four) and back interceptions for touchdowns (two).

Spec Sanders (13): Sanders picked 13 passes for the New York Yanks during the 1950 season, the first franchise in the NFL after being a charter member of the All-American Football Conference. The AAFC leader in javelin yards and touchdowns in both 1946 and 47, knee problems forced Sanders to retire after the 1950 season.

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