The Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons is ready for his first taste of the NFL postseason. Parsons and the Cowboys will take on the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Wild Card round. The rookie has no playoff experience but he knows exactly what Dallas must do in defense to win the game.
Parsons addressed the media and explained that the Cowboys’ defense is focused on San Francisco on Sunday.
This quote was provided by Michael Gehlken, Cowboys reporter, Dallas Morning News.
“Our key is to stop the run and then let the monsters eat on third down. We’ve got to win the first and second down.”
Trevon Diggs, second-year cornerback, and Parsons are the two most dangerous threats to the Cowboys’ defensive line this year. In the past two games this season, Diggs has been a major problem for opposing teams. Diggs finished the regular season with an league-high 11 interceptions and 21 passive deflections. He also had two pick-6. Parsons was the Cowboys’ most dangerous player. Parsons finished the year with 84 tackles (second on the team), three forced passes and led the Cowboys in sacks with 13.
Parsons described his COVID-19 rehabilitation as “some fatigue and some muscle aches”. “I feel great [now]. I had a lot of rest. I liked the way I ended our last week of bye, so I hope I can continue that.”
The Cowboys rested several players who had suffered from injuries or were positive for COVID-19. This gives them another week to recover and prepare for the playoffs. Parsons’ return to Cowboys defense will provide a boost in all aspects. The star rookie has played on all levels of the field.
Dallas will open their playoff run at home against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Dallas is expected to be a complete team, even though they lost at times with their offense.