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Micah Parson has been a top player for the Dallas Cowboys since joining. Photo: @_micahparsons11
Micah Parson has been a top player for the Dallas Cowboys since joining. Photo: @_micahparsons11

The DALLAS COWBOYS (7-3) head into Thanksgiving having held their opponents to fewer than 200 yards in back-to-back games for the first time since 1992. They are on track to become the second team in the past decade to achieve this in three consecutive games, a feat previously accomplished by San Francisco in 2019 (Weeks 5-7).

In the previous week, Dallas demonstrated a dominant defensive performance, securing a season-high seven sacks, with linebacker MICAH PARSONS leading the charge with a season-best 2.5 sacks. This marked Parsons' 11th career game with multiple sacks, the most by any player since his entry into the league in 2021.

Should Parsons record two sacks against Washington on Thanksgiving (4:30 p.m. ET, CBS), he will join Pro Football Hall of Famer RICHARD DENT (12 games), SHAWNE MERRIMAN (12), and ALDON SMITH (12) for the second-most games with at least two sacks by a player in his first three NFL seasons since 1982, when individual sacks became an official statistic. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE (16 games) holds more.

Could Parsons be the DPOY for 2023-2024? Photo: @_micahparson11
Could Parsons be the DPOY for 2023-2024? Photo: @_micahparson11

The players with the most games featuring at least two sacks in their first three NFL seasons since 1982:

  • REGGIE WHITEHOF (Philadelphia) - 16 games

  • RICHARD DENTHOF (Chicago) - 12 games

  • SHAWNE MERRIMAN (San Diego Chargers) - 12 games

  • ALDON SMITH (San Francisco) - 12 games

  • MICAH PARSONS (Dallas) - 11* games (*in third season)

Additionally, in the previous week, cornerback DARON BLAND equaled the single-season NFL record with his fourth interception-return touchdown, positioning himself to become the first player in NFL history to achieve five interception-return touchdowns in a single season.

The Dallas defense is set to face Washington quarterback SAM HOWELL, who leads the NFL with 3,039 passing yards. Howell has the opportunity to become the fourth player to lead the NFL in passing yards starting on Thanksgiving in the last 46 years, joining DAK PRESCOTT in 2019 and Pro Football Hall of Famers PEYTON MANNING in 2004 and ROGER STAUBACH in 1978.

This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a journalist on the MTMV Sports platform. She is a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, pet mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow her writings as she dives into the latest sports news! You can find her on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.

1 Comment

Parsons fell short by 0.5 sacks 😔 #DallasCowboys

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