DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons burst onto the scene in 2021, collecting 13 sacks and being named the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year. Through two weeks of the 2022 season, it doesn’t appear that Parsons will fall victim to the dreaded sophomore slump.
Parsons sits alone atop the NFL leaderboard in sacks (4) and sack yards (27). He’s tied with Nick Bosa for the NFL lead in quarterback hits with seven.
With production like that, it’s no wonder Giants head coach Brian Daboll is focused on Parsons ahead of the Monday night matchup between New York and Dallas.
“He’s a problem. He’s a dynamic football player,” Daboll told reporters on Wednesday. “We’re going to have to have a good plan for him. He’s fun to watch when you’re not getting ready to play him.”
Daboll says one of the things that makes Parsons such a difficult player to plan for is the numerous ways in which the Cowboys deploy him.
“He can play multiple spots. He does. You’ll see him at linebacker, you’ll see him at defensive end. He has rare pass rush ability,” Daboll said. “I’ve seen him play in a variety of spots. We have to obviously know where he’s at, but our tackles are obviously going to have to do a good job too. You can’t chip him on every single play, and I think that’s the beauty of where they move him around. I think Coach Quinn does a great job with his scheme.”
Interestingly enough, the Giants are the only NFC East rival that Parsons hasn’t registered a sack against. The Cardinals and the Vikings are the only other NFC teams Parsons has played that also fall into that category.
The Cowboys and the Giants will square off at MetLife Stadium on Monday night at 7:15 PM Central.