Sunday afternoon saw a statement game from the Dallas Cowboys.
After a crushing overtime loss the week prior, the Cowboys had an impressive bounce back.
However, the one player on defense who was impressing people the most was Micah Parsons.
His play was key in the win for his team.
So what are the statistics saying about the dominant defensive player’s performance on Sunday?
Parsons Made Kirk Cousins Day A Nightmare
The Minnesota Vikings offensive line couldn’t hold Parsons back on Sunday, as he went on a rampage against Kirk Cousins.
Micah Parsons vs the Vikings:
🔹 9 Pressures
🔹 2 Sacks
🔹 1 Forced Fumble
🔹 31.0% Pressure Percentage pic.twitter.com/GvNtKwtuxU
— PFF (@PFF) November 21, 2022
His nine pressures against the veteran quarterback led to a forced fumble and two sacks.
Those pressures led to Cousins having his worst game of this season.
By the end of the game, Cousins had only 105 passing yards and a completion percentage of 52.2%.
With the pressure on Cousins, he wasn’t able to generate any offense, leading to the Vikings losing the game 40-3.
While the win was huge for Dallas, it was also huge for Parsons, as he bounced back from his last two games of zero sacks.
This now gives him 47 total tackles and 10 sacks for the season, solid numbers for the second-year defender.
If he continues on this path, he can bypass his rookie season numbers of 13 sacks and 84 tackles.
While the season is already past the halfway mark, it’s still plenty of time for him to continue terrorizing quarterbacks.
With his solid start to 2022, the Cowboys are happy to have him on their defense and leading them to victories.