Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons has been making his presence felt on the football field during his first two NFL starts. Heading into his first NFC East rivalry game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had some thoughts on the experience.
Speaking to the media this week, Parsons said that he has every quarterback he plays on his “hit list” and wants to take down all of them. He said that his mindset is to be like “the Terminator” – and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is his next target
“Every quarterback that’s on the season is on the hit list. I want all of them. Herbert was just the guy I had that week. But Hurts, he’s on the hit list now too. You got to look at it like you’re trying to be the Terminator out there,” Parsons said, via USA Today.
While Tom Brady was largely able to elude Parsons in Week 1, Justin Herbert was not in Week 2. Parsons hit Herbert four times and recorded his first career sack against him in a 20-17 win over the Chargers.
Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons: "Every quarterback that’s on the season is on the hit list. I want all of them. Herbert was just the guy I had that week. But Hurts, he’s on the hit list now too. You got to look at it like you’re trying to be the Terminator out there." pic.twitter.com/6AzX9qmnhy
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) September 22, 2021
The Dallas Cowboys drafted Micah Parsons No. 12 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft following an incredible career at Penn State. Parsons was one of college football’s most dynamic playmakers on defense. And so far, he’s doing a good job of bringing that over to the NFL.
Parsons had seven tackles in the season opener against the Buccaneers and really impressed against the Chargers.
If he keeps this pace up, Defensive Rookie of the Year honors aren’t out of the question.
But for now, the only question on his mind is how he’s going to get to Jalen Hurts.