His 64 solo tackles, 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles were enough to make him a Pro Bowler and a First-Team All-Pro selection.
The former Penn State standout is also included in the Pro Football Writers Association’s All-Rookie Team and won Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
But after an impressive rookie season, Parsons is yearning for more challenges.
He may have found his goal with indirect help from cornerback Trevon Diggs.
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Parsons revealed that he told Diggs he might lead the team in picks in 2022.
That’s a tall order especially because Diggs had 11 interceptions last season.
Likewise, his primary role is to rush the opposing quarterback, leaving him with fewer opportunities to go for interceptions.
But if Parsons can think of it, he could make it happen.
After all, he went to the team that he has been dreaming of for so long.
Even though he is a Pennsylvania native, it was no secret during his draft night that he wanted to be a Cowboy.
The team made that happen and the rest is history.
Picking Off Great Quarterbacks
Parsons will have an opportunity to get interceptions off some elite play-callers.
He can do that against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.
A week later, they will go up against Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals.
In Week 6, it will be Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams.
Then it’s Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Week 10 at Lambeau Field.
Aside from sacking these quarterbacks, Parsons will have a full game if he can get picks from them.