Week 2 will be much easier for Dallas Cowboys fans to reflect on than Week 1. A win against the Cincinnati Bengals later, and all of a sudden, the season has been revived in the eyes of the Cowboy faithful.
There was a lot of good and some not-so-good to take away from Dallas’ win over Cincy, and that’s what we will cover in this article. From the offense to the defense to the coaching staff, here are five of the biggest takeaways from Sunday afternoon.
5 takeaways from the Cowboys’ scrappy win against the Cincinnati Bengals
1. Micah Parsons is the early Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner
It is crazy to believe that Micah Parsons continues to play at the level he did last season or arguably even better. After finishing second for the Defensive Player of the Year award last season, he is now the clear-cut frontrunner for the award in 2022.
Parsons currently leads the NFL in sacks (4), tackles for loss (4), and pressures (13) through two weeks. According to multiple sportsbooks, the superstar edge is also now the betting favorite for the prestigious award.
Parsons is on track to have a historic year, and with the Giants and Commanders next on the schedule, he could easily have seven or eight sacks by Week 5. Barring any injuries, No. 11 is well on pace to be the second Cowboy in NFL history (the first being Harvey Martin in 1977) to win the award.