Micah Parsons has been one of the most intriguing players to follow in the early stages of training camp. As the Cowboys hit the practice field in Oxnard, California, it didn't take long for Parsons' athleticism to stand out. On Saturday, Parsons' versatility is what carried the day as he began getting work as a pass rusher for the Dallas Cowboys.
— Kyle Youmans (@Kyle_Youmans) July 24, 2021
The Cowboys aren't shying away from giving Parsons reps against top competition as noted by Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. Parsons, doing work on the other end of the field was called upon to take a rep rushing against All-Pro Tackle Tyron Smith.
Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons is again oscillating between work at LB and edge rusher. He started period as LB, working in 5-on-4 passing period, and then was summoned 30 yards away to rush against LT Tyron Smith. Then back to 5-on-4.
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— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 24, 2021
Parsons displays great burst and acceleration from a two-point stance. Although Tyron Smith swallows him whole, as he does to most edge rushers, Parsons fights hard to win the rep. It was an impressive all-around day for the Cowboys' first-round pick as he showed off his athleticism in coverage as well.
Micah Parsons showed up too. He came up with an athletic pick on a throw to the flat to Tony Pollard in 5-on-4 work and showed his coverage ability by catching up to CeeDee Lamb on a broken play. Lamb ultimately should've made the catch, but Parsons makeup speed was impressive.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 25, 2021
Early to arrive, late to leave, Parsons is showing a high work ethic as he continued to get work after practice with Tyron Smith. Micah Parsons seems eager to learn the trade of professional football and even more eager to enhance his pass rush ability.
Micah Parsons n Tyron Smith still working after practice 💪🏾✭ pic.twitter.com/GTDdq70VRW
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It's a great sign for Dan Quinn and the Dallas Cowboys' defense that Parsons is so eager to learn the multiple roles he'll play for the Dallas Cowboys. They desperately need playmakers on this defense to help improve upon their 2020 performance. If Micah Parsons can continue to build upon the foundation he's laying in the early days of training camp, he'll be a productive player for the Dallas Cowboys in 2021.