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Mahomes makes a big claim on Micah Parsons
Patrick Mahomes has a lot of praise on Dallas Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons, who played well against the Kansas City Chiefs in their tough 19-9 loss. The star QB said that the rook was one of his big problems in the game and said he has a bright future.
Micah clearly impressed Mahomes in their loss. The rookie linebacker sacked the MVP twice. There was even a sequence when Micah chased down Mahomes for a strip-sack. It is not a huge statement at all but Parsons was the main reason why Dallas was even still in the game when their offence couldn’t click well.
Mahomes saw Parsons as a ray of hope for Dallas at this point. He was sure that they had a prime star coming in the later years.
‘He's a special player’, Mahomes said. ‘I mean, to be that good of a linebacker and be able to play defensive end, there's not a lot of guys like that in this league. He has a high motor. He chased me down on that sack, the strip-sack, and the whole game he was in there the whole time battling and battling’.
Dallas gave up 16 points on the Chiefs’ first three drives of the game and there was even one field goal coming on a short field. The Cowboys clamped down on Mahomes and the rest of the gang.
Parsons has been a beast in his games so far. He has tallied a total of 5.5 sacks in the last three games and 2.5 in the first seven. The rookie has 8.0 sacks, 62 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 18 QB hits this season. He made a big impact in the game but it was not enough.
‘I thought we played great defense’, Parsons said. ‘That team can give you 45-50 (points) on any given day. To hold their offense under 20 points, we definitely did the job. It's good, but it's not good enough’.
Parsons also became the second rookie in the last 20 seasons with eight-plus sacks and 40-plus tackles in his first 10 games. The last rookie to pull off the same feat was the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year Von Miller.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores