DE or LB? Dallas Cowboys’ Micah Parsons doesn’t care: ‘If you’re a dog, you’re a dog’ - Clarence Hill Jr, Star Telegram
Parsons knows he is going to make plays, and he knows it doesn’t matter where he lines up.
The Dallas Cowboys (3-0) have hit the “Where’s Waldo?” portion of the defensive game planning when it comes to rookie sensation Micah Parsons as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers (3-0).
Parsons started at middle linebacker in the 31-29 season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before moving to defensive end out of necessity for the next two games — 20-17 and 41-21 victories against the Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles.
So where will he play on Sunday?
“Man, I can’t give that stuff away,” Parsons said. “I want the Panthers to be on edge.”
On the edge or at linebacker, Parsons has been the Cowboys’ most valuable defender in all three games and he gives the Panthers a good reason to worry.
But in his mind, it’s not about finding Waldo and keeping a team guessing, it’s about letting him be a dog and unleash his play-making skills with tenacity and relentless ferocity.
He says he is going to make an impact no matter where he plays.
“I’m just out there. ... I don’t believe it really should matter,” Parsons said. “I mean, you look at [Rams CB Jalen] Ramsey. He played outside corner now he’s playing nickel. If you’re a dog, you’re going to be a dog. It shouldn’t matter where you’re at on the field. You should have unbelievable effort and the tenacity to go out there and try to win the game for the team.”
This offense has proven to be able to beat teams in a multitude of ways, with no worried about their touches.
FRISCO, Texas – This Dallas Cowboys offense might be a fantasy football player’s worst nightmare, and that simple fact might make them even more terrifying in reality.
The signs are all over the place at this young point in the season, whether it’s on the stat sheet or standing outside the locker room.
Much like their fluctuation on the box score, the Cowboys’ media availability is a revolving door of new faces. Tony Pollard tops 100 yards in Week 2 and is the talk of the town, Amari Cooper catches 13 balls and two touchdowns in the season opener, making his case as the best receiver on a star-studded team.
Week 3 was Dalton Schultz’s turn, as he juked his way past Eagles defenders for two touchdowns in a thorough beating of a division rival.
It’s a remarkable amount of talent for one offense. Perhaps even more remarkable is the way the Cowboys have seemed to channel it all into one purpose.
Trevon Diggs has put the league on notice with his play in the first month of the year and he has the hardware to prove it now, too.
Great news for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs, he was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month.
Diggs becomes the first Cowboys defensive back ever to win the award and just the third Cowboys player to bring home the honor. DeMarcus Lawrence received the award in September 2017 and Sean Lee won it twice in September 2011 and October 2013.
“It’s an honor, I really appreciate it you know, but at the same time I gotta focus, you know? I want to win it again, you know? I want to keep winning it, and just keep looking at it that way, in that sense,” said Diggs.
The Dallas Cowboys are off to a 2-1 start in 2021, with wins over the Chargers and Eagles in their last two games.
Diggs was a major factor in Monday night’s victory over the Eagles when he intercepted a pass from Jalen Hurts and took it 59-yards for a touchdown.
Take a dive into everything Cowboys versus Panthers as we get closer to game day.
The Dallas Cowboys come into Week 4 with a 2-1 record and a grip on first place in the NFC East. A big road win against the Los Angeles Chargers and a dominant performance against the Philadelphia Eagles has this team playing with some confidence as they enter their next matchup. This afternoon game is one that could really propel the Cowboys into a serious run this season.
The Cowboys are welcoming the Carolina Panthers into town in a matchup of two teams that have turned some heads around the NFL. The Panthers come to town with a surprising 3-0 record that few saw coming. That said, I think there are some areas the Cowboys can attack.
Like last week, let’s take a look at a few things in this matchup. We will look into the history of this matchup, a potential key player, and my gut prediction. Let’s get into it!
Carolina Panthers vs Dallas Cowboys History
All-Time Records: 9-5 in favor of the Cowboys (2-0 postseason record in favor of the Panthers)
Most Recent Result: Carolina 16, Dallas 8 on September 9, 2018
Cowboys stock up, stock down after Week 3: Trevon Diggs lands top NFL honor, Ezekiel Elliott sends message - Patrik Walker, CBS Sports
Take a deeper dive into the performances of this Cowboys team as we close the door on week three and welcome week four.
For the second week in a row, the Dallas Cowboys are all smiles, and this time they didn’t need heart medication to achieve it. There would be no need for a game-winning field goal attempt to take down the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, or any at all, because Dak Prescott led an offensive onslaught with the help of running back Ezekiel Elliott and tight end Dalton Schultz to put Jalen Hurts and Co. in a casket fairly early, aided by former second-round pick Trevon Diggs having his way with his former Alabama teammate for the second time in their two meetings at the professional level.
Diggs’ efforts didn’t only produce a pick-six that fulfilled a pregame promise to his young son, but it also put the finishing touches on a stellar September en route to landing him honors as NFC Defensive Player of the Month. It’s the first time a Cowboys defensive back has ever landed the honor, per the team’s PR, and only the third time a player from Dallas was awarded it — previously going to DeMarcus Lawrence in 2017 and Sean Lee in both 2011 and 2013.
So as we dive into the latest iteration of the CBS Sports “Stock up, Stock down” series for Dallas, it’s clear who’s leading the way. But Diggs is far from the only talent digging into 2021, and they’ll look to keep the good times rolling when Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers stroll into town Sunday afternoon.
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