The Dallas Cowboys made bold choices on Sunday. They kept Micah Parsons as linebacker, rather than moving him to the edge when Randy Gregory was unavailable. After the win, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy explained his reasoning at a post-game press conference.
McCarthy stated, “It shows our confidence in our defensive front to move next man up.”
Last Thursday’s bad news for Randy Gregory, defensive end. After injuring his leg in practice, the former second round pick from Nebraska was forced to go on injured reserve.
Parsons, who’s had stepped in to take the edge for Gregory previously, stayed at the linebacker position on Sunday. Six tackles were recorded, including a tackle for loss and a sack. His season totals include 58 tackles (44 solo), and six sacks with 7.75 tackles for loss.
Dallas beat the Atlanta Falcons 43-3 on Sunday in one of the NFL’s most significant wins. Dan Quinn got revenge on his former team after the defense forced three turnovers.
Randy Gregory will be absent at least two more games while he is on IR. Dorance Armstrong , a fourth-year Dallas DE, will be taking Gregory’s place. In Sunday’s victory, he had a blocked punt as well as a sack.
With a game against the 6-4 Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the Cowboys are now 7-2.
Although it appears that the Cowboys have created a solid plan to replace Randy Gregory, without having to move Micah Parsons’s body, they may be receiving help soon.
DeMarcus Lawrence sent a message Sunday that may hint at a return in near future. He tweeted a photo of him, with the caption “Soon …..”.”.
Although he hasn’t played in a game since Week 1, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he seems to be close to getting back on the practice field. He had to have surgery on his fifth metatarsals.
Reporters saw Lawrence using resistance bands at The Star in Frisco (Texas) last week. Mike McCarthy, the head coach, was asked when he was going to return to practice. Lawrence said that he was not ready to start his 21-day window of practice before heading to Atlanta.