2. Micah Parsons racks up two sacks
Daniel Jones likely headed straight to the ice tub after Week 1. The Cowboys were relentless in their pass rush and finished with seven sacks. That’s just the official number since one from Chauncey Golston was wiped out due to a penalty in the secondary.
That doesn’t even count how many times he was hit while throwing, or hit while escaping the pocket due to the pass rush. In short, the offensive line was no match for the waves of defenders Dan Quinn unleashed.
In Week 2, they should have another solid game against the Jets. While they gave up just three sacks, their offense line had more than their share of issues — including allowing Leonard Floyd to get into the backfield and take down Aaron Rodgers. That would up being the play that altered their season with Rodgers suffering a ruptured Achilles on the play.
Zach Wilson is more mobile than Rodgers but he’s not going to be able to evade pressure all day. And in this bold prediction, it’s Micah Parsons who does the most damage.
Parsons, who had 26.5 sacks in his first two seasons in the league, had three tackles and one sack — while watching Dorance Armstrong and Osa Odighizuwa each rack up two sacks. This time, he’s the one to two of them and lead the way for this opportunistic defense.