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Cowboys’ Micah Parsons Named NFC Defensive Player of the Year by NFL’s 101 Awards

Cowboys' may have to take some of his rookie salary and build a second house just to hold all of his accolades. The 12th overall pick was named a First-Team All-Pro, the NFC Defensive Player of the Month on two occasions, and the Zero three times. Also, he was voted the Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year by PFWA on Tuesday, but it didn't end there.

The 101 Awards have honored the top players and coaches each season since 1969, making it the longest-running awards event dedicated exclusively to the NFL. Parsons, the swiss army knife of the Cowboys' , took home the honor.

Parsons was the movable chess piece for and the league's top defense in terms of turnovers and stopping opposing offenses on third down. Taking snaps at linebacker, , , and even displayed just how versatile Parsons is.

“There is nobody like me,” Parsons said earlier this month. “I feel like you can easily find a good pass rusher. Look at Myles Garrett. Look at T.J. Watt. But you can’t put them against any in the NFL. You can get a good linebacker. He can cover. Look at Eric Kendricks, Fred Warner. They can cover, but they can’t like I can. I don’t see them receivers like I can. Really, the tape speaks for itself.”

Parsons had a phenomenal rookie campaign by racking up 84 tackles (20 tackles for loss), 13 , 30 hits, three forced fumbles, and three passes defended. His best stretch of the season came in the final two full months when amassed 10.5 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, and 18 quarterback hits.

Parsons is a virtual lock to receive NFL honors and he's a top candidate for Defensive Player of the Year.

The Cowboys hit the jackpot when they added Parsons to their roster, and the scary thing for offenses league-wide is that he's only one year into his career so his dominance is something to expect for the foreseeable future.



Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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