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LB Micah Parsons Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8

Dallas Cowboys Micah Parsons has been named Defensive Player of the Week following his huge game against the in Week 8.

The rookie had 10 tackles, four of them for a loss, to lead the and help Dallas overcome the absence of QB to get the victory. The Cowboys improved to 6-1 on the year, their sixth-straight victory, as Parsons continued to validate being a 1st-Round pick last April.


Already the favorite to be , Micah has already emerged as one of the better defensive players in all of football. He's on track to follow in 2018 as a rare rookie to make the .

After having no Defensive Player of the Week awards in 2020, Dallas has now seen two guys recognized this year. CB received the honor in Week 4 after his two-INT performance against the .

Congratulations to Micah Parsons for this well-deserved award!  We know it's just the first of many.

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  1. Nothing like being in a contract year (Gregory) to motivate a player. Yes we were both high on MP as most scouts were. Luckily the cowboys didn’t listen to those that were skeptical about drafting a LB so high.

    To hold a good offensive team like the Vikings to 16 pts (without a TO) is indicative of how well this defense as a whole is coming along. If that trend continues, we can beat anybody.

  2. Agree gary b, MP is a force. if I remember correctly, we both had MP very much on our radar before the draft. Love they made that trade to be able to pick him.

    The defense play a huge role in our win vs Vikes, and MP (love those TFL) along with RG, in particular, played great. BTW, love RG’s aggressiveness even on that sideline hit penalty that was debatable.

  3. I’m not surprised. When his experience catches up to his otherworldly talent, your looking at a pro bowl player.

    The quick emergence of Parsons as a force, the evolution of Diggs, a pro bowl year from Gregory, the production of the FA defenders and the surprising rookies have this defense looking better then anyone envisioned. The addition of D Lawrence, Gallimore and Hill should continue to strengthen that unit.

    If we can mitigate the injuries, this could be a special year for us.

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