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Micah Parsons, H-Back


It's not just a cute idea--the kind that fans get when they're giddy about how well their club is performing.

Micah Parsons as a red-zone weapon makes a great deal of sense. He's 6-3, 245 and he runs a 4.4.

He was a star running back (and defensive end) in high school.

All of that means nothing if the guy can't catch, but supposing he had decent hands, he could be a wrinkle that offers plenty of distraction to opposing defenses. And no, he wouldn't have to learn the full TE position--all the blocking schemes, all the routes, etc. He would just need to learn a few plays. Sometimes he would block, sometimes he would catch a shovel pass, sometimes a TE screen. Just a few plays that allow Dallas to add one more weapon into the mix now and then to overload defenses.

The counter to this argument is: "Okay, so you want to take a touch away from Pollard or Zeke or Cooper or Lamb to experiment with a defensive guy?"

My answer to that is no. You don't have to take any of the big weapons off the field for this. You put him in for a play or two inside the opponents 30, in place of a tight end. Just imagine the distraction for a defense that is dealing with Lamb, Cooper, Zeke, Dak and Wilson--when Parsons comes trotting onto the field as well.

We're talking about a guy who is as explosive as Pollard, but at 6-3, 245 lbs. Parsons 3-cone drill time was actually better than Pollards. Wouldn't you like to see what he looks like in the open field with the ball in his hands? I know I would.

Does Dallas need to do this? No. Would it be a cool way for Kellen Moore to mess with opposing defensive coordinators in or near the red zone? Yes. Yes it would.

We're very close to seeing Parsons running in the open field with the ball in his hands anyway. You just get the feeling he's going to get his hands on a ball very soon. Either through a fumble recovery or an interception. This defense is so dynamic, so capable of causing mayhem. And he's got a great knack for being around the ball.

I don't know if we'll ever see Parsons actually line up on offense, but I'm pretty sure we're going to get so see him as a formidable runner with the ball very soon.

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