5 reasons the Cowboys will beat the Giants in Week 3

Cowboys, Micah Parsons. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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1. Micah Parsons playing at a different level

Maybe it’s divine intervention. Or maybe he’s just an elite playmaker.

Whatever it is, Micah Parsons already has four sacks on the season and it’s become clear that DeMarcus Lawrence isn’t going to catch the second-year player despite his best intentions.

Parsons has become an emotional leader for the Dallas defense and is always around the ball. He’s also brought a positive message to the team, saying they’re being tested through their injury concerns — and he heard that straight from the “chapel man.”

In addition to being a stud on the field, Parsons has been winning fans over with his personality. He’s funny on social media and has no problem giving back to the fans. He’s sent out tons of Madden codes and even told a fan to DM him so he could hook his daughter up with something after she didn’t get to meet her favorite players during a preseason game.

Parsons is simply enjoying it all — the game, the fans, everything. And on Monday Night Football, he should continue to excel and get after Jones in the backfield more than once again. His pressure will force a couple of errant throws and get the defense off the field enough times that the offense can secure the win, going 3-0 under Cooper Rush in his career.