WATCH: “He is a monster!” – Micah Parsons bringing Geno Smith down despite being pinned on the ground blows fans’ minds on social media
Despite being an off day where the Cowboys defense took a beating, Parsons' determination to stop Seattle QB from throwing a pass has earned a lot of praise from social media.
Micah Parsons stretches to stop Seahawks QB Geno Smith from throwing a pass (Image via Screengrab NFL)
There’s one condition every team should follow when facing the Dallas Cowboys: never leave Micah Parsons open. Even under intense coverage, the all-pro linebacker can sneak through and make plays. Geno Smith found that out the hard way.
The Seattle Seahawks rolled into AT&T Stadium on Thursday night, hoping to get the better of a dominant Cowboys team that boasts the 4th-best offense and third-best defense. However, they were yet to beat a .500 team in 2023, and the Seahawks were their first opponent with a winning record of 6-5.
It showed as the Smith-led side got off the block quickly as the Cowboys defenders struggled to keep pace with the Seahawks receivers. D.K. Metcalf bamboozled the likes of DaRon Bland, scoring three touchdowns past him.
Not only that, but the officials were throwing in the yellow on almost every play possible, making it hard for defenders to get a block in. It did not stop Parsons from getting a hit on Smith on a couple of occasions.
Social media was in awe witnessing Micah Parsons’ strength and determination
In two years, Parsons has been part of the Cowboys, and he has established himself as one of the elite edge rushers in the NFL. The 24-year-old already had 11.5 sacks before facing the Seahawks yesterday. Even though he failed to add to his tally, Smith was busy trying not to get clobbered by him.
However, Parsons did secure a couple of hits on the veteran Seahawks QB. Even held by two navy blue shirts, the two-time Pro Bowler was virtually unstoppable and clipped Smith’s left foot, forcing him to throw an incomplete pass.
After the game, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had this to say about Micah Parsons’ performance on the night.
That's Micah Parsons. Great players step up in big-time situations and big-time games. And no surprise, he did it out on Monday night in Los Angeles. Our defense needs a play you can count on, Micah.
However, Parsons’ mind has already shifted towards their next game. Revenge against the Philadelphia Eagles, who beat them 28-25 less than a month ago. But to him, it’s just another game that they need to win.
It’s just another game. They have got to come see us now. I’m excited about every game, but I feel like it’s us against the world, so let’s do it.
The win over the Seahawks means the Cowboys now have a 9-3 record after 12 weeks of football. Yet, it did little to alter their ranking for the NFC seed—still 5th behind the Atlanta Falcons.
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