Micah Parsons: Trevon Diggs and I can become best defensive duo in the league

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Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons had a spectacular rookie season in 2021 and he has set his sights even higher for his second year in the NFL.

Parsons shared that he’s set a goal of 23 sacks, which would make him the single-season record holder in that category. Parsons isn’t solely focused on individual accomplishments, however.

Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs had 11 interceptions last year and Parsons said that he thought his teammate should have been named the league’s defensive player of the year. Parsons also believes he and his teammate can have the kind of impact that a pair of Rams defenders have had on the game in recent years.

“It’s hard to say we’re the best because I know we’re young and we still make mistakes,” Parsons said, via Jori Epstein of USA Today. “Aaron Donald, the greatest defensive player in history, with Jalen Ramsey.  So I won’t do it yet. But I think we can become them or even better if we learn together and stick together.”

The first year of the Parsons-Diggs partnership was a fruitful one for the Cowboys defense. If they can show the same consistency that we’ve seen in Los Angeles, Parsons’ prediction may be proven correct.

6 responses to “Micah Parsons: Trevon Diggs and I can become best defensive duo in the league

  1. Diggs gave up 4 touchdowns and 16.8 yards per reception. 908 yards given up.
    Ramsey gave up 1 touchdown, 10 yards per reception. 200 yards given up
    Terrell gave up 3 touchdowns, 6.9 yards per reception. 201 yards given up.

  2. I would be more impressed with Parsons if he just avoided conversations like this and focused on talking up the team as a whole vs. himself and another player that he thinks is special.

  3. 45% of all receptions Trevon gave up were either Touchdowns or First Downs.

  4. Both will be one year wonders that benefited from a weak division and declined in effectiveness significantly against competent teams.

  5. Fifty percent of what he said it true — Parsons is one of the league’s best defenders. The other guy has a ways to go.

  6. Will this just shut up and just do the work and let his ongoing success do the talking. There have been enough year 1 sensations that did not do well in subsequent season. He should just let his play do the talking.

    With regard to Diggs – as many people have pointed out he was the worst CB in the league giving up yards and first downs.
    Watched the highlights of Cowboys Niners playoff game. Aiyuk beat him regularly like a drum. He does not belong in the same sentence as Ramsey

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