3 realistic goals for Cowboys LB Micah Parsons this season
2. 15+ sacks
Entering the 2021 season most were unsure how much the Cowboys would allow Parsons to rush the passer. Luckily, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn put him in a position to get after the passer a lot and Parsons responded with 13 sacks. The linebacker already has his eyes set on a lot more than 13 this season.
The 23-year-old told CBS Sports that 15 is the minimum, but his goal is to beat the NFL single-season record. While 23 sacks would be amazing, it is hard to predict someone to break the sack record. But, even Parsons agrees that 15 should be attainable for him in 2022. Adding the 17th game to the schedule allows for many more opportunities to break seasonal records. No. 11 only played in 16 games last year so the extra game will help his overall numbers.
The versatility of Parsons makes it very difficult for an offensive line to know how he is going to attack them. He can rush from the edge or blitz up the middle and get past any offensive lineman with his speed and strength. Fifteen sacks may seem like the minimum for Parsons but even if that is all he gets in 2022 the Cowboys’ defense should be in great shape.