Micah Parsons, a rookie linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, is always finding a way to impress each week. First-round selection Micah Parsons is a favorite for Defensive Player and Rookie of Year.
Parsons again was the star of Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Parsons finished the game with five tackles and a sack. He also had a tackle for loss and two quarterback hits. Parsons was everywhere on the field, making play after game.
Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, was asked about Parsons after Friday’s win. Parsons was asked by Jones about his special defensive talents.
Jones stated via radio that he is “but what he really means is a disruptor.” Jones said that Jones has some of the thing you cannot define but it is there.
Parsons is a Cowboys linebacker and defensive tackle, and he excels at both. Parsons has already had 10 sacks, 54 tackles and two forced fumbles. This is all after he opted out of playing football while at Penn State in 2020.
Over the past two seasons, Dallas is known for its offense, led by quarterback Dak Prescott. The Cowboys defense is winning games with Parsons.
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot talks light production against Saints
The Dallas Cowboys beat New Orleans 27-17 on Thursday. However, running back Ezekiel Elliot had another disappointing night amid controversy about a knee injury.
Elliott was able to carry the ball 13 times but only managed 45 yards. His longest rushing attempt of this evening was 10 yards. The star running back isn’t blaming his problems with his knee.
“It was tough,” Elliott stated on Thursday night. He cited the solid front seven of the Saints and avoided commenting on his injury. Although the Cowboys had considered having Elliott sit out Thursday’s game due to his injury, they decided against it.
The Cowboys were unable to get on the ground as a team against the Saints. Dallas managed just 88 yards, excluding Tony Pollard’s 58 yard run. This is an average of 3.8 yards per carry.
Elliott’s average speed is just above 100 yards per carry, which currently stands at 4.4 yards. Since Oct. 10, Elliott hasn’t exceeded 100 yards rushing in a single game, and only twice has he done so this season. For four consecutive games, the former Ohio State star was held to less than 50 yards.