While Parsons still has a long way to go to match the three-time Defensive Player of the Year’s credentials, he is on the right track after finishing with 64 solo tackles, 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles last season.
Those numbers made him Defensive Rookie of the Year and earned him both All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections.
Meanwhile, Diggs led the league in interceptions with 11.
Parsons also challenged Diggs that he will have more interceptions than the cornerback.
Beyond the friendly competition, the former Penn State standout continues to build up its tandem with another tweet.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) July 11, 2022
Diggs greeted Parsons with “Happy 7/11” which coincides with July 11 and their jersey numbers.
It could be a witty nickname for their tandem because they never close shop and keep on working.
Of course, using that moniker could be subject to copyright issues given the convenience store with the same name.
Parsons Sets The Bar High For 2022
Diggs would certainly want his game to continuously trend up to get a lucrative contract extension.
Despite his great efforts last season, he only earned a base salary of $897,314.
Another season like that would prompt the Cowboys to give him his second deal.
Meanwhile, Parsons is giving himself lofty expectations by targeting the single-season sack record.
For him to achieve that mark, he must have at least one sack per game and then some.
It could be an attainable feat