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Cowboys' Myka Parsons reminds Chargers why he's hard to stop

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To David Hermann
FOX SPORTS Dallas Cowboys Writer

Costameza, California charger I have to get tired Micah Parsons.

It’s a strange statement on the surface. The Cowboys and Chargers aren’t even in the same conference, let alone division rivals. Wednesday’s joint practice was the second time Parsons has faced the team in his career.

And remember, he made his first appearance in the NFL in Week 2 of last season with a dominating performance in the Cowboys’ 20-17 victory. please give me. And watching him wreak havoc here at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex looked the same.

“I felt that what we did was dominated as defense,” said Persons after practice, “It’s just a tempo -it’s a tempo and standard for coming this year.”

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It was days after DeMarcus Lawrence went on injured reserve with a broken leg, so Parsons rushed the passers out of necessity in that game against LA last season. It took me about 3 hours to discover what I had. Parsons finished the game with his four hits for the quarterback and a sack that helped make or break the outcome.

Nearly a year later, terrorizing the QB is just one of the half-dozen tools on his belt.

In Wednesday’s hour-long team drill, between starters and starters, Parsons was able to sack Justin Herbert. When his 60 million dollar NFL receiver, Mike Williams, and he went on a stride, he remembered that Persons could do everything little by little.

“Talking to J-Herb, what he said was to create such” who knows “. You know what I am saying.

Parsons admitted that wearing so many hats can be frustrating at times because he can’t settle for a particular skill set. – no matter how big it is.

“I have to be the best person in this team’s position.” It’s not my own problem. In the field, the other 10 men who help me do. and they push me every day.”

Of course, this is nothing new. Parsons had the upper hand from the moment the Cowboys arrived in California three weeks before him. But when I saw him doing it to another team, I realized how much Cowboys would demand him, and how he is ready to challenge.

Wednesday was the first of two joint practices for the Cowboys and Chargers in Costa Mesa. Here are some other notes from the practice range.


In most cases, both defense was implemented that day. The newly star-studded Chargers defense caused Dak Prescott trouble elsewhere on the field. He finished 9-of-16 in team rep with a touchdown to Dalton Schultz and two interceptions. Prescott had a throw intended for Ezekiel Elliott that was picked up by Mike Davis on a deep try on Jalen Tolbert and was flipped and intercepted by Kyle Van Noy.

Cooper Rush had a good day after struggling against Denver in preseason. The rush has a long finish, finding a touch -down pass on an unruffled rookie Dontario Dramond, finding the speedstar’s Cabonte Tarpin deep in downfield.

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It would be unfair to highlight only Parsons on a day when the Cowboys’ pass rush was a huge success. The Chargers offensive his line, at least he had five different Cowboys charter sacks up front, so he had his hands full up front. Parsons had two, but Dante Fowler Jr. defeated LaShawn Slater by sack during the team period.

Tarell Basham had another big moment as he tipped a pass to himself for his second interception in many practices. Sam Williams also turned behind the Quarterback, knocked the ball from his hands, and both Osa Odigizuwa and Neville Galimore entered the backfield many times.


As you can imagine, the charger was a success. Herbert found Keenan Allen open multiple times, especially in the midrange of the field. Herbert has also had a lot of success in finding his running back in his game to pass. In a 7–7 game, he found Austin his Ekeler down the right flank and scored a lengthy finish against Anthony his bar, who was making his practice debut for the Cowboys.

Interestingly, though, Chargers doesn’t seem to have a very long lead time. Herbert confirmed the short -distance options many times. And when he tested the deep part of the field, the Cowboys’ safety equipment could help from above to prevent big completions.

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Odds & Ends

CEEDEE LAMB seems to have a break at least for a while. Lamb cut his leg and didn’t attend Wednesday’s practice, but the Cowboys insist it was a minor issue and didn’t require an extended absence. Lost his No. 1 receiver against the defense of

Safety Jaron Kurth will also continue to sit as he is still resting on the back issues that aggravated him last week.

Tackle Tyrone Smith and corner Trevon Diggs returned to practice after missing work against Denver last week.

David Helman covers FOX Sports’ Dallas Cowboys to provide insight and analysis on the NFL’s most famous franchise. Before joining FOX, he covered the Cowboys for nine seasons on the team’s official website, In 2018, he won the Regional Emmy Award after producing the “Duck Press Cott: Family Reunion” in the age of quarterbacks in Mississippi.

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