Micah Parsons has the internet wondering if the Dallas Cowboys' rookie is the DPOY
Micah Parsons is having himself a day.
The rookie linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys got to Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke in the first quarter of Sunday’s game, forcing a fumble that was returned for a defensive touchdown. The sack made it 6 straight games in which the former Penn State man has recorded a full sack, making him one of just 3 rookies in NFL history to do that.
No stoppin’ now 🤷♂️ @MicahhParsons11
📺: @NFLonFOX pic.twitter.com/TRtkrg1iNi
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) December 12, 2021
He then followed up that play with a second-quarter takedown of Heinicke, blowing past his blocker—Washington tried to cover him with a running back (lol)—and recording his 12th sack of the season.
A 1st-round selection by the Cowboys in the 2021 NFL Draft, Parsons appears to have Defensive Rookie of the Year on lock, but many are starting to speculate if he shouldn’t be in the running for Defensive Player of the Year… and maybe something more.
You could make a serious argument for Micah Parsons to win Defensive Player of the Year. Forget Rooke of the Year.pic.twitter.com/oFrtwukdZc
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 12, 2021
There should be no award out of Micah Parsons reach.
— Will Cain (@willcain) December 12, 2021
Micah Parsons is the best defensive player the NFL. 🤷♂️
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) December 12, 2021
MICAH PARSONS IS DPOY I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU SAY.
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) December 12, 2021
Forgot Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Could Micah Parsons win Defensive PLAYER of the Year? pic.twitter.com/s4yuL402TL
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) December 12, 2021
MICAH PARSONS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR/CENTURY/ALL TIME!!!!!!!
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) December 12, 2021
Micah Parsons is an absolute PROBLEM
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 12, 2021
O-linemen tryna stop Micah Parsons pic.twitter.com/ODyf3A3dK3
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) December 12, 2021
Micah Parsons is absolutely ridiculous
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 12, 2021
When I watch Micah Parsons, I feel like I’m watching something rare. Ppl throw around ‘generational’ with some prospects but this dude is different
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) December 12, 2021
Micah Parsons for DPOY?
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) December 12, 2021
I don’t care if he’s a rookie, Micah Parsons is the DPOY. #Cowboys
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) December 12, 2021
What else can you say about Micah Parsons.
Sixth-straight game with a sack. This one leads to a touchdown and has Dallas knocking on the door of a blowout in the first quarter.
Dude wasn't part of the NFL DPOY race a month ago. Now you've got to consider him a frontrunner.
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) December 12, 2021
Micah Parsons has changed the way the Dallas Cowboys play defense. Now they know going into a game they have Micah and the opponent does not. Greatest edge force this franchise has had since Charles Haley.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 12, 2021
Time for the conversation about Micah Parsons to shift to defensive PLAYER of the year. MVP candidate is not a wild thing to say either.
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) December 12, 2021
Any voter for NFL Defensive Player of the Year can start by watching Cowboys rookie LB Micah Parsons’ past seven games. Consistent dominance.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 12, 2021
Tired: Micah Parsons DROY
Wired: Micah Parsons DPOY
Inspired: Micah Parsons MVP
— Brice Paterik (@BricePaterik) December 12, 2021