Cowboys News: Micah Parsons makes Dallas history with All-Pro nod, Dan Quinn buzz

Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

There’s currently a lot going on around the NFL aside from teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, preparing for the playoffs. Between clubs lining up interviews to fill coaching and coordinator vacancies, end-of-season player acknowledgement was just finalized in the form of the 2022 All-Pro team.

For whatever reason, there was a change to the voting process this year, and the results were wildly discouraging, especially for Micah Parsons.

Only active players voted and players could not vote for themselves or teammates. Additionally, players were only eligible to vote for their own position group as well as the players they line up against on the other side of the ball. For example, a cornerback could vote for a wide receiver, and vice versa.

Incredibly, Parsons didn’t make the cut. While Nick Bosa, the likely Defensive Player of the Year, was a shoo-in, Browns star Myles Garrett got the second nod at defensive end over the Cowboys superstar.

Ever active on Twitter, Parsons took to the social media platform to convey his dismay with the final polls. Cowboys fans will love hearing that Parsons is channeling his anger as extra motivation for Monday night’s playoff matchup against the Buccaneers.

More Cowboys News:

  • In the end, it was Parsons who got the last laugh. On Friday, the Associated Press released its All-Pro Teams. Parsons was named to the first-team and became the first defensive player in Cowboys history to make first-team All-Pro in each of his first two seasons in the process.
  • Zack Martin joined Parsons on the first-team. This is Martin’s sixth All-Pro selection, meaning he has as many holding penalties in his career as All-Pro nods. CeeDee Lamb made second-team All-Pro after he finished fourth amongst receivers in catches, sixth in yards and tied for fourth in touchdowns.
  • With the interview process in full-swing, Dan Quinn and Kellen Moore already have interviews lined up (assuming they accept) with the Broncos and Panthers, respectively.
  • Moore is one of several candidates in contention for Carolina’s vacancy. Quinn has his own list of candidates to fend off in Denver, but the list isn’t nearly as long. In fact, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero believes Quinn is one of three finalists to succeed Nathaniel Hackett. The other two? Coveted former Saints head coach Sean Payton and Michigan boss Jim Harbaugh.

NFL News:

  • Two days after being cleared to return to Buffalo, Bills safety Damar Hamlin was discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, the Bills announced Wednesday. Hamlin is back home with his family. It’s unclear what the next steps are for Hamlin, but head coach Sean McDermott said they’d leave it up to him if he’d like to return to the team facility.
  • The Dolphins ruled out QB Tua Tagovailoa for Sunday’s Wild Card Weekend game against Buffalo. Tagovailoa hasn’t played since reporting concussion-like symptoms after Miami’s Week 16 loss to Green Bay. Rookie Skylar Thompson is expected to start. Buffalo is currently 13.5-point favorites.
  • Per NFL Network, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson faces an “uphill battle'” to play Sunday night’s playoff game against the Bengals. This development adds to growing speculation about Jackson’s future with the organization.