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    Young Lion: Micah Parsons Looked Hungry on “Hard Knocks”

    While most of the premiere episode of “Hard Knocks” focused on , one of the other featured players was 1st-Round rookie Micah Parsons. The young linebacker's hunger for more playing time, and for better snacks in practice, were both memorable moments from last night's show.

    Other than getting burned by FB in a one-on-one drill, it was a great debut for Parsons to those in who've yet to learn much about him. But even in that sequence, Micah's desire to make up for that mistake showed as he grabbed an interception in practice and referenced “Wo's” win against him as his motivation.

    Perhaps vocabulary he picked up during his days at Penn State, Parsons' statement about lions and hunger resonated throughout the episode. It especially showed during the footage from the Cowboys-Steelers game and Micah's disappointment at not getting anymore playing time that evening.

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    Even gobbling up that one fumble wasn't enough to satiate Parsons' desire that night.

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    What we've seen from “Hard Knocks” only reinforces the early impressions of Micah; there's nothing not to like about him so far. The 22-year-old carries a heavy burden given the state of the Cowboys' linebacker position but his personality and drive seem ideal to the task.

    Sure, people can always project a certain image when they know the cameras are rolling. But as long as he keeps backing it up on the field then Parsons won't have any of the perception issues that another Cowboys linebacker has been dealing with lately.

    Above all else, this Dallas needs playmakers. We already know how feels about “Charlie F***around” and “High School Harry” but the real issue for us has been too many Solid Sams and Average Joes. With more than enough talent on , we need more real difference-makers on the other side of the ball.

    Hopefully, Micah Parsons' hunger won't let up anytime soon!

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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    Chris

    I think what was really interesting was 55’s comment regarding Parsons wanting to make every play. He said you have to know when it’s your play to make. If everyone is thinking that way, what happens when the play reverses field and you thought it was someone else’s play to make?
    Need more DOGS on D!!!
    You play the way you practice!

    Don Fooshee

    He’s wrong! Lions sleep a litth

    John

    i agree, i dont know how i felt about Vander Esch saying that. it felt a lot like Woods last year saying “you cant hustle on every play”. if i were Parsons i would consider that the source probably wont be getting a 2nd contract and will be gone after this year.