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Micah Parsons in early gets a lot of work Rushing the Passer Saturday

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.

Showing up early to practice, Parsons got work in with Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn on what looks to be the finer points of rushing off the edge.

Kyle Youmans on Twitter: “While the rest of the team is still arriving for stretching, Dan Quinn and Micah Parsons are already hard at work on their own. #CowboysCamp pic.twitter.com/2QGL5jbvQO / Twitter”

While the rest of the team is still arriving for stretching, Dan Quinn and Micah Parsons are already hard at work on their own. #CowboysCamp pic.twitter.com/2QGL5jbvQO

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.

Michael Gehlken on Twitter: “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.Pads don’t come on until Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/BY2dQBeJfg / Twitter”

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.Pads don’t come on until Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/BY2dQBeJfg

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.

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.

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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.

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Written by John Williams

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  1. One of the guys I’m really looking forward to seeing in pads, and one of the few guys on the defensive side of the ball with the potential to be an all out stud. We have several of those guys on offense but desperately need more on defense.

  2. Agree gary b, MP may be that “game changer” we badly need on the D side. Hoping Osa can also upgrade our D line interior, AND if we sign MH, cautious optimistic he can be that missing piece that solidifies our third level. Hope he is heathy.

    Not sure I should, but my expectations for our team are increasing as we soon start the preseason.

  3. VAM- Nothing wrong with being optimistic. With a return to health, a full training camp and the infusion of talent via free agency and the draft, no reason why we can’t have a good season. Hopefully the coaches pull the right strings and put the team/players in a position to be successful.

    GO COWBOYS

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