Draft night always brings memorable phone calls and emotional reactions. There’s no better example of that than Micah Parsons’ reaction to being selected 12th overall by the Dallas Cowboys.
Parsons told Jerry Jones, “This is all I ever wanted!” on the draft night phone call. So, if that doesn’t show you his commitment to the Cowboys franchise, then I don’t know what will. It was a sight to see. It’s what the NFL draft is all about. Jones also asks him if being a Cowboy will be too big for him.
“Not at all,” Parsons says.
Not to mention, his parents are Cowboys fans as well. Their reactions to the call were priceless, and there is no doubt they are excited for his future with the team.
— Cowboys AtoZ (@CowboysAtoZ) May 10, 2021
Murmurs about his love for Dallas swirled throughout the draft process, and those came to fruition. Not to mention, the former Penn State linebacker even hinted to his hope for playing for the Cowboys in the future in a December tweet.
Sooo this aged very well! 🤣 man I feel so blessed!🙏🏽 THANK YOU GOD! pic.twitter.com/31ZemlZBup
— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) April 30, 2021
It is one of those storylines that seem like they would be from a book or movie. For Parsons, it is his real life experience, and he will have all the opportunity in the world.
The Cowboys declined the 5th year option on LB Leighton Vander Esch. Additionally, the team has rumored to have floated LB Jaylon Smith’s name in trade talks. Regardless, the presence of Parsons will be vital for a defense that struggled mightily last season. Parsons will be a key building block of the roster for years to come. With new DC Dan Quinn at the helm and Parsons as a cog in the machine, improvement should be coming as well.
Parsons will be a big factor immediately in the team’s run defense as well as their pass rush in the future. Many think he will have a critical role in Quinn’s defense scheme. It is going to be riveting to watch unfold.
In 2019, Micah Parsons lead all CFB LBs in:
— PFF DAL Cowboys (@PFF_Cowboys) May 5, 2021
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) May 9, 2021
At the end of the day, there is no doubt that Micah Parsons is ready to be a Dallas Cowboy.