Three games into his third pro season, Micah Parsons has ignited the football world with his explosive performance on the field. With four sacks and 15 quarterback pressures in just the first few games of the year, Parsons has left fans and critics in awe.
Recognizing his outstanding contributions, the league has honored Parsons by naming him the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September. This prestigious accolade marks a significant milestone in Parsons' career, as it is his first time receiving this award. In fact, he joins an elite group of Dallas Cowboys players, becoming only the fourth player in the team's history to claim this honor.
Among the previous Cowboys' recipients of this award are Sean Lee, who was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month twice in 2011 and 2013, and DeMarcus Lawrence, who earned the title in 2017. More recently, Trevon Diggs was recognized as NFC Defensive Player of the Month in 2021.
While this award is a first for Parsons, he is no stranger to receiving recognition for his exceptional skills. During his impressive rookie season in 2021, Parsons secured the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month title twice, in November and December. Additionally, he has been selected for the Pro Bowl twice and honored as an All-Pro player.
Parsons' dominance on the field has also earned him the NFC Defensive Player of the Week title three times throughout his career. This year, he claimed the award for his exceptional performance against the Jets in Week 2.
Looking at Parsons' overall contributions, it's evident why he is receiving such high praise. With 10 sacks, two tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery, he has been a force to be reckoned with on the field. His exceptional play has continued, as he recorded yet another sack this past Sunday, bringing his career total to an impressive 30.5 sacks in just 36 games played.
For comparison, it took the Cowboys' all-time sack leader, DeMarcus Ware, 46 games to achieve the same milestone of 30 sacks. Parsons' rapid ascent in the record books is a testament to his exceptional talent and relentless determination.
As the season progresses, all eyes will be on Micah Parsons as he continues to make his mark on the game. With his incredible skills and unwavering drive, there's no doubt that he will continue to be a dominant force in the NFL.