It seems that every time the Dallas Cowboys take the field, linebacker Micah Parsons is doing something spectacular. This season, even more so than his rookie campaign in 2021, Parsons is putting a tutorial on how to sack the quarterback.

Parsons has six games with multiple sacks which is the most in NFL history through the first 12 weeks of a season. At his current pace, not only is going to shatter the 13 he had a year ago, but he’s in a position to tie or break the record of eight games with multiple sacks, an honor held by Hall of Famer Reggie White (1987).

White set quite the standard for Parsons to aspire to. White had a string of four consecutive games with multiple sacks that season and achieved it six times in the last seven games. The “Minister of Defense” tallied an unreal 21 sacks that year, and what made it more impressive was that it was in a strike-shortened season as teams only played 12 games.

Parsons has already equaled White in one category. He has registered at least 12 sacks in each of his first two seasons, joining White and Aldon Smith as the only players to do so. Also, his nine games with multiple sacks in his first two seasons tie him with Smith for the most in NFL history.

During his days at Penn State, Parsons didn’t show much as a pass rusher due to mainly being an off-the-ball linebacker. However, Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Dan Quinn realized how special Parsons can be as an edge rusher, and it’s resulted in him getting most of his work in that area in 2022.

Although he can still wreck a game on the second level of the defense as well, it makes sense to keep Parsons where he is the most dominant. Since last season, Parsons is the only defender with a pressure percentage over 20% when he rushes the passer.

Some players are just different from others, even other great players. Micah Parsons is one of them, that’s for sure.

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