Meet the Newest Dallas Cowboy Micah Parsons
Meet Micah Parsons, the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys. Parsons will come in and hopefully help fill the linebacker void left by Sean Lee when he retired this offseason. Check out this Micah Parsons highlight reel.
So just what are the Cowboys getting with Parsons? Here is his player bio from NFL.com.
Parsons committed to Penn State in the spring of 2016, decommitted for a while, then recommitted. He was ranked as a top-10 recruit nationally, winning the American Family Insurance National Defensive Player of the Year award as a senior. He also finished as a finalist for the Pennsylvania Mr. Football Class 4A-6A award (17.5 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 1,239 rushing yards). It did not take long for the Harrisburg product to make an impact for the Nittany Lions, as he led the team in tackles (83, five for loss, with 1.5 sacks) and was named a Freshman All-American despite starting only one of 13 games played in 2018. Parsons led the team in tackles (109, 14 for loss, with five sacks, five pass breakups) and tied for fourth in the FBS with four forced fumbles as a sophomore, garnering first-team Associated Press All-American honors for his play in 13 games (12 starts). He was named a first-team All-Big Ten selection, as well, and the conference's Linebacker of the Year. Parsons opted out of the 2020 season, citing concerns about COVID-19
Coming in at 6 foot 3, 246 pounds, he'll be a force lining up along with Leighton Vander Esch. One of Parsons biggest upsides is his versatility. You might see him lined up as a weakside linebacker, and then on the next play maybe he'll be coming off the edge.
Parsons does have some downsides but he should be a day 1 starter for the Cowboys.