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Cowboys’ Micah Parsons Doubles Down On Defense Of Myles Garrett

Some felt that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker was more deserving of the Defensive Player of the Year award than Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett, but Dallas Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons disagreed, taking to social media to defend Garrett.

Parsons then doubled down on his point on Friday.

“I’m not a sore loser,” Parsons told Zach Gelb of CBS Sports. “I thought it should have went to Myles if not me, and I said that publicly, and it’s as simple as that. Myles, look at the Titans game alone. No offense, but T.J. played the Titans. Did you see two tight ends following T.J. Watt? Like they’re following him all across the line [like they did with Garrett]?”

Watt himself took a subtle jab at the voting, posting “Nothing I’m not used to” on his X account. So, Parsons seemed to be firing a cryptic shot at Watt by saying “I’m not a sore loser.”

“People can say whatever they want, but the film does not lie,” Parsons continued. “His presence is way more dominant than T.J. Watt, and that’s just the reality of it.”

Garrett racked up 42 tackles, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery this season.

Watt, who won the award back in 2021, led the NFL with 19 sacks to go along with 68 tackles, an interception, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, eight passes defended and a defensive touchdown.

While Watt’s numbers may look more impressive, Parsons has a point. Myles Garrett attracts incomprehensible attention from opposing offenses, which was one of the big reasons why he went a five-game stretch without logging a sack during the second half of the season.

T.J. Watt and Micah Parsons finished second and third in Defensive Player of the Year voting, respectively.

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