When you think of Dallas Cowboys superstar Micah Parsons, you instantly picture one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL.
But perhaps we should get used to imagining the Cowboys linebacker on offense now.
Well, at least in practice.
Parsons actually got some practice reps as a tight end this week, and the two-time Pro Bowler joked about it with reporters on Wednesday.
Apparently, head coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t impressed with Parsons’ receiving skills.
“(McCarthy) was very disappointed in my route,” said Parsons, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic. “But I told him I didn’t warm up, I just went out there on the fly. I look forward to running it back this Friday.”
Fortunately, we won’t see Parsons attempting to channel former Cowboys tight end Jason Witten on Sundays. At least we hope not.
Parsons has already made a significant impact this season, logging seven tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over Dallas’ first two games.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Penn State, was selected by the Cowboys with the 12th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Parsons hit the ground running in his rookie campaign, posting 84 tackles, 13 sacks and three forced fumbles. That earned him a First-Team All-Pro selection.
Then, last season, Parsons racked up 65 tackles, 13.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown, notching First-Team All-Pro honors yet again.
He appears to be well on his way to his third straight trip to the Pro Bowl and his third consecutive First-Team All-Pro selection this year.
Dallas has gotten off to a tremendous start, outscoring its opponents by a score of 70-10 over the first two weeks of the season. Its defense ranks No. 1 in the NFL, thanks much in part to Micah Parsons.
The Cowboys will look to improve to 3-0 when they take on the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.