Dallas Cowboys’ winners, losers, and best moments from NFL Honors
The NFL Honors ceremony was Thursday night, and the best and brightest stars from the NFL were there to celebrate the 2021 season and bring home some hardware. After not being able to host a live show with an audience last year due to COVID, it was nice to see the game’s best gather together and honor their peers. Members of the Dallas Cowboys organization were in attendance for the event.
From the jokes to the impressive fashion, the night was one to remember. But if you didn’t happen to catch it, don’t worry. We have a full roundup of what you missed if you’re a Cowboys fan.
The Dallas Cowboys winners, losers, style, jokes, and memorable quotes from the NFL honors
1. The Dallas Cowboys Winners
There were many members of the Cowboys organization up for prestigious awards. Linebacker Micah Parsons was nominated for both Defensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was nominated for Assistant Coach of the Year. Dak Prescott was up for both Walter Payton Man of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year. And, Cowboys legend DeMarcus Ware was a finalist for the 2022 Hall of Fame class.
So, who won?
Micah Parsons, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
You know how at awards shows they at least take the time to honor all of the nominees in any given category even if everyone knows who is going to win the award? The NFL Honors didn’t even bother to do that for this award. They simply showed a highlight reel of Parsons’ season and handed him the trophy.
Parsons is now the first-ever rookie to unanimously be voted Defensive Rookie of the Year. And he deserves it. The rookie led the odds for the entirety of the season, but the runner-up, Patrick Surtain of the Denver Broncos, didn’t even get a mention! Parsons gave a nice acceptance speech which we will go over in a later slide.
Dan Quinn, AP Assistant Coach of the Year
This is a newer award for the NFL. But thanks to Quinn’s impressive turnaround of what was once a terrible defense, he earned himself this trophy. Quinn is well-liked by his players and was an integral part of the Cowboys’ success this season.
Twelve assistants received a selection for this award, but Quinn received an impressive 31 votes. The next closest coach was Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who had four votes.