The former Penn State standout earned a First-Team All-Pro nod after finishing with 13 sacks, 64 solo tackles, three forced fumbles, and three passes defended.
But even before the 2022 season started, he already had some lofty goals in mind.
Aside from targeting the single-season sack record of 22.5, he would also like to lead the Cowboys in interceptions.
The second feat is harder to achieve because of cornerback Trevon Diggs, who led the league in picks last season.
However, he is on his way toward his first goal.
Micah Parsons ranks this season
Sacks 4.0 1st
QB Hits 7 t-1st
Tackles for Loss 4 t-1st
Pressures 13 t-1st
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) September 20, 2022
NFL on CBS shared Parsons’ rankings after two games this season.
He is first in sacks with four and in quarterback hits with seven.
Parsons is also tied for first in tackles for loss (four) and pressures (13).
More importantly, the Cowboys claimed their first victory of the season via a 20-17 tally against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He had four tackles and two sacks in that game.
His tenacity also helped Dallas secure a victory with Cooper Rush behind center.
Maintaining this pace will make him a strong candidate for Defensive Player of the Year.
The Cowboys Need Parsons More Than Ever
At least for one game, Rush showed no signs of struggle while starting for the injured Dak Prescott.
But if he can’t get the offense going, Parsons and the defense can give them a chance by preventing the other team to score.
Therefore, the Cowboys might shift their ace defensive player from linebacker to defensive end and vice versa.
After all, Parsons’ speed gives him an edge against bigger but slower offensive linemen.
The Cowboys are looking to gain their second win in three games when they face the undefeated New York Giants.