It was his lifelong dream to play for the Cowboys and he made sure that he did not disappoint.
In his first NFL season, the former Penn State standout had 64 solo tackles, 13 sacks, three passes defended, and three forced fumbles.
He also showed his versatility when he took over from DeMarcus Lawrence at defensive end.
His numbers earned him inclusion in last season’s Pro Bowl, First-Team All-Pro, and the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team.
He was also named the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year and he won Butkus Award from the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando.
But Parsons has only begun and he is hoping to achieve more in his career.
For him to achieve his lofty goals, he continues to practice like he plays.
Micah Parsons on practice plays not stopping when he gets a sack: "It gives me another chance to hunt. I just try to keep that lion mentality to always go, even when it doesn't go your way. You're not gonna get the first gazelle, sometimes it's the third. You gotta keep hunting."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 18, 2022
The Athletic’s Jon Machota tweeted, “Micah Parsons on practice plays not stopping when he gets a sack: ‘It gives me another chance to hunt. I just try to keep that lion mentality to always go, even when it doesn’t go your way. You’re not gonna get the first gazelle, sometimes it’s the third. You gotta keep hunting.'”
Therefore, Parsons won’t stop until he gets what he wants.
Parsons’ Next Challenge
Earlier this offseason, Parsons already found his goal for next season.
That’s a tall order given the dynamics of their positions.
But it seems like Parsons does not stop until he gets what he wants.
That’s the mentality that will bring him to greater heights.