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Micah Parsons Becomes 1st Cowboy to Win PFW Defensive Rookie of the Year

The postseason awards continue to roll in for Cowboys All-Pro rookie LB . On Tuesday, the 12th overall pick was named Pro Football Writers' overall rookie of the year as well as .

In winning rookie of the year, Parsons joins and as the third Cowboys player to earn this award. Parsons is the first Cowboys defender to win this award, and would be just the second in team to win NFL DPOY.

Parsons joins a strong list of former rookies that continue to play at a high level around the league, something the Cowboys will of course be counting on from the player that turned their around in one season. Chase Young, Nick Bosa, and were the past three winners.

The overall rookie of the year award for Parsons is even more prestigious, going to a defensive player for just the second time since 1991. Nick Bosa won this honor in 2019, snapping a streak of all RBs and QBs from 2015-20.

Micah Parsons has played with the poise and confidence of an NFL veteran since joining the Cowboys, and should be in line for much more than just rookie awards as his career progresses. Some early for the Cowboys have the team adding to their strength at LB with Parsons by taking another athletic, rangy second-level defender.

The NFL award will be announced on Thursday, February 10th. , , Myles Garrett, and Parsons are some of the favorites for this award. Donald is the only player in Championship Weekend, as the Rams host the 49ers.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Cowboy Fan Ed

Man what a player! Don’t know who made the decision to draft him but whoever it was they hit a home run! Just seen where Sean Payton has stepped down as the Saints head man so with that said he could very well be on the Cowboys sideline coming this fall! You heard it first here!


Oh how great it is to have dreams, Ed. Never gonna happen! Ego Jerry will never ever allow it. You will NEVER see a difference maker on the sidelines while Jerry is in the seat. NEVER! You heard it here first!

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Jerry wants Sean Payton, but it’s not gonna happen this year!! In order for that to happen we would have to trade for him and that won’t happen!! We’ll have to wait until 2023 after Payton has taken a year off to bring him to the team!! And as bad as Jerry wants to win now, I’ll be shocked if Jerry don’t fire Mccarthy in 2023 just to bring Payton on as our head coach!!

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