Dallas Cowboys: DeMarcus Ware knows what Micah Parsons is all about
When the Dallas Cowboys decided to make linebacker Micah Parsons their first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, fans knew that they were getting a special defensive player. One that is a natural workhorse, a potentially elite pass rusher, and a player that would go above and beyond the call of duty.
It’s only been three games so far this season and Parsons has immediately made an impact upon arrival. He’s already totaled 13 tackles, two passes defended, and 1.5 sacks. In a short period of time, Parsons has developed some amazing pass-rushing abilities as he has a knack at pressuring opposing quarterbacks at will.
One can only imagine what the rest of Parson’s rookie season will entail but it’s no secret he’s getting a ton of praise lately from sportswriters, players across the league, and well, even legends of the past. Former Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware knows special talent when he sees it as even he recently chimed in on what Parsons is all about.
DeMarcus Ware believes Micah Parsons has defensive pop that is unteachable
In an article written by Todd Archer of ESPN, here’s what Ware said that breaks down what Parsons is all about in the grand scheme of things:
"“The guy has that little twitch that all pass-rushers know,” Ware said. “You can’t teach it. It’s just a way with great pass-rushers and having a knack for the football. Like no matter what they have that pop.”"
When you get such a ringing endorsement by one of the greatest linebackers of all time to play on the Cowboys, Parsons knows that he’s well on his way to create his own legacy on America’s Team. It’s true, Parsons is unique in that he can line up anywhere on defense and simply hone in on the quarterback to make disruptive plays. Especially since Parsons is now being unleashed by defensive coordinator Dan Quinn in various and unique ways to continue using his talents wisely.
Of course, only time will tell the kind of long-term impact Parsons will have on the Cowboys but so far, in this small sample size, things are looking very good. Parsons brings nice energy and toughness to the Cowboys’ defense due to his work ethic, determination, and ability to make key defensive plays on a consistent basis.
These are all the core fundamentals of a great defensive player you can undoubtedly build a team around. Hopefully, as the years go by, Parsons becomes the next face of the defense thanks to everything he brings to the table. If he’s doing such big things this early on in just his rookie season, the sky is the limit for what awaits in his bright future.