Dallas Cowboys: 3 biggest takeaways from the preseason

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The preseason is officially over and the next time we see the Dallas Cowboys on the field will be September 9th in Tampa, Florida for the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Throughout their preseason, there have been many standout players and moments that deserve to be recognized.

From Hard Knocks at training camp to the Cowboys 0-4 preseason showing, we’ve seen it all. There have been plenty of ups and downs but the 53-man roster has been finalized and we are ready for the season to begin.

Without further ado, here are the three biggest takeaways from the preseason.

3. Micah Parsons looks like the right pick for the Dallas Cowboys

Selected 12th overall in the 2021 NFL draft Micah Parsons became the pick the Cowboys needed all along. It was obvious the team wanted cornerback help entering the draft, but once Jaycee Horn and Patrick Surtain went picks 8-9 the Cowboys might have felt stuck.

But, Parsons was a player the front office was high on pre-draft and they made it very clear the Penn State linebacker was at the top of their draft board. Since being drafted Parsons has done nothing but impress.

From training camp to the preseason games, his speed and play recognition have become quite evident. Also, he is always around the football. Starting with his first-ever fumble recovery in the first defensive drive of his career against Pittsburgh.

According to Pro Football Focus, Parsons had a grade of 91.0 in the preseason which is the highest grade for a rookie linebacker since 2015. Translation… this kid is good. As some may know from watching Hard Knocks, Parsons is a chess player and the selection of him to the Cowboys could be checkmate for the rest of the NFC East.