Micah Parsons is expected to be a do-it-all defensive stud for the Dallas Cowboys, after going No. 12th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft
Parsons was probably dropped a little on draft boards due to the early rush on pass catchers and quarterbacks. Parsons could be a bargain for Dallas if he is a star. He projects to be the type of player that can anchor a defense over many years.
He saw his first action in a while last week. After being named consensus All-American in 2019, Parsons decided to leave Penn State’s 2020 season. The Cowboys faced the Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game to open the preseason. Parsons showed little rust after one year of not playing in a single game. He recorded three tackles, a fumble recovery and two tackles.
“I wasn’t nervous.” I was telling someone, I was more nervous for my college games than I was this game,” Parsons said afterwards, via the Dallas Cowboys team website. I don’t know why, but it may be because it is easier to come out here when you are playing against guys like CeeDee [Lamb], Zeke[Elliott] and Tony [Pollard].
He acknowledges that there is still much work ahead of his NFL debut, which will be on Thursday, September 9. From 247Sports, via the Cowboys:
“I’m pretty happy with myself, but I’m also my biggest critic so every day I try to come out here and just add on top of it,” Parsons said after Monday’s practice. “I know there’s things I need to get better at and things I want to get better at every day, things coach will point out to me and things you guys might not see that we see.
Micah Parsons is hoping to increase his production and role when he returns to the field Friday at the Arizona Cardinals. The NFL’s regular season begins with Dallas’ Week 1 match against the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.