DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Micah Parsons was all over the place on Sunday despite playing with a groin injury he sustained in the first quarter of the team's 22-10 win over the Rams.
The Cowboys limited the star defensive end to pass-rush situations only in an attempt to manage the injury, but that didn't stop him from wreaking havoc on the game, as he recorded his third two-sack performance of the season.
“Just tape my leg up, make sure I just kept it in place, things like that,” Parsons explained when asked how he was able to continue, via DallasCowboys.com. “There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to get out there on that field.”
After the game, there was some concern about Parsons' availability heading into this Sunday's showdown with the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles, but the Cowboys believe he'll be ready to go on Sunday night.
"We’ll certainly monitor that. … They (the training staff) felt like Micah was at a place where (he could play) without making it worse. We'll see how the week goes," Stephen Jones said Monday on the K&C Masterpiece on 105.3 The Fan. "Feel good about the prognosis with him. I know he has checked in this morning and felt good. Feel good about him being available."
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With Parsons leading the way, the Cowboys' defense has only given up five touchdowns in the first five games of the season, joining the 1972 Cowboys team as the only team in franchise history to give up no more than five touchdowns through five games.
Something's going to have to give this Sunday, as Philadelphia has the fifth-highest scoring offense in the NFL through five weeks, averaging 27 points per game, while Dallas' defense has allowed 14.4 points per game, the third-lowest in the NFL.