The Dallas Cowboys have obliterated their first two assignments in the 2023 NFL season.
After shutting down the New York Giants while putting up 40 points, they surrendered only ten points to the New York Jets.
Their stellar defense is a big reason for their early success, and third-year player Micah Parsons is leading their charge.
Aside from constant training and improvement, the two-time First Team All-Pro member said channeling some throwback tenacity has helped him dominate the league.
“I definitely feel like I’m an old school football player…I feel like I bring a lot more passion to the game, and I have so much gratitude for the game,” Parsons shared with Pat McAfee and AJ Hawk.
"I definitely feel like I'm an old school football player..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 19, 2023
During their season opener, Parsons had one of the Cowboys’ seven sacks on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.
A week later, he punished the Jets’ offensive line with four quarterback hits and three tackles for losses, including two sacks.
The Penn State product also had a fumble recovery against the Jets.
These performances have made the Cowboys early favorites to make Super Bowl LVIII.
However, the season is still young, and several things can happen.
That’s why he and the Cowboys must maintain their focus in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
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