Micah Parsons on being drafted by Dallas Cowboys: 'This is where I wanted to be'
Dallas is exactly where Micah Parsons wants to be. The former Penn State linebacker is looking forward to the opportunity to play for one of the NFL’s most prestigious franchisers.
Thursday night, Parsons was selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, taken by the Dallas Cowboys. He was the first B1G defensive player taken in the draft, and the second prospect from league selected, behind Justin Fields.
When Parsons had the opportunity to speak with the media about landing with the Cowboys, he made it clear that its an organization he’s have selected him.
“This is where I wanted to be,” Parsons said. “I wanted to play here. I wanted to be in this blue and white until I die.”
During his Penn State career, Parsons appeared in 26 games and was credited with 191 tackles. He registered 18 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, forced 6 fumbles and broke up 5 passes in two seasons.
Fittingly, Parsons’ Penn State career came to an end at AT&T Stadium at the end of the 2019 season, helping lead the Nittany Lions to a Cotton Bowl victory over Memphis. He was named the game’s Defensive MVP after piling up 14 stops, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 pass break-ups.
Dallas is hoping to see more of that at AT&T Stadium with Parsons wearing a Cowboys uniform.