It should be no surprise. Dallas Cowboys Micah Parsons put together an insane season in his first year in the NFL. Whether asked to rush the passer or be an off-ball linebacker, Parsons excelled at every assignment for the Cowboys. Getting sacks or beating Kenny Golladay one-one-one aligned as a CB, Parsons was everything the Cowboys wanted and then some.
During the presentation of the award at NFL Honors, Parsons was announced as the unanimous winner for Defensive Rookie of the Year. There wasn’t even an attempt at building up drama as no other candidate was announced.
He’s the first-ever unanimous choice for Defensive Rookie of the Year!
Although his sack total wasn’t tops in the league, his overall defense was enough to put him in the discussion for the Defensive Player of The Year. He got five votes for the award while losing to TJ Watt.
Defensive Player of the Year voting:— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 11, 2022
TJ Watt: 40
Micah Parsons: 5
Aaron Donald: 3
Earlier, the NFL announced Dan Quinn won Assistant of the Year after commanding a 180-degree flip of the Dallas Cowboys defense.
Dak Prescott, however, lost the Comeback Player of the Year award to Joe Burrow, who will play in Super Bowl LVI this Sunday.
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