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Former PSU LB Micah Parsons Continues Fast Start to NFL Career

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Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker/defensive end hybrid Micah Parsons hadn’t recorded a sack since Week 4 entering the Cowboys’ Week 9 matchup against the Denver Broncos, and perhaps he took that personally.

Despite a tough loss to the Broncos, Parsons was a force along the defensive line for the Cowboys, racking up 10 tackles (eight solo), three tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and three quarterback hits.

With his 2.5 sacks, Parsons became the first Cowboys rookie to record five sacks through the first eight games of his NFL career.

Parsons has recorded 52 tackles (38 solo), 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, 14 quarterback hits and two passes defended to establish himself as the early favorite for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Drafted as a linebacker out of Penn State, Parsons has played at defensive end — his high school position — and shown his vast potential and versatility in getting after opposing quarterbacks at an elite rate.

As his rookie season rolls on, Parsons should only get better. In the last two games, he’s recorded 22 tackles (18 solo), seven tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and four quarterback hits.

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