Head coach Mike McCarthy reveals Cowboys' expectation for Micah Parsons



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Head coach Mike McCarthy reveals Cowboys' expectation for Micah Parsons

Micah Parsons isn't lacking any confidence in his abilities as he is aiming to become the "best player in the league." Parsons enjoyed an outstanding rookie season as he was the Defensive Rookie of the Year last season and also earned his first First-team All-Pro nod.

In his rookie season, Parsons finished with 13 sacks and he was a legitimate contender to win the Defensive Player of the Year award in his first season in the league. After a strong rookie season, Parsons is aiming for the stars.

“I don’t want to be anything short of the No. 1 (player in the NFL),” Parsons said, via Sports Illustrated. "That’s the type of confidence I have. I want to be the best. I want to be feared. I have to dominate every game”.

Cowboys HC: We want from Parsons to be elite now

Parsons showed in his rookie season that he has what it takes to be a menace on the defensive side of the ball. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy thinks they have a "great player" in Parsons, but now they want from him to continue to elevate his game and become "elite."

“Obviously Micah had a lot of great moments last year, but our desire—and it needs to be his desire—is for him to be an elite player, not just a great player,” McCarthy said. “The elite ones bring everybody with them.

How they work, how they compete in practice, how they compete in the weight room, how they compete at garbage-can basketball in the locker room. He has an opportunity to really make a huge impact in our football team. The great ones just find a way”.

The Cowboys definitely have some talent on the defensive side of the ball. Parsons racked up 13 sacks last season, while cornerback Trevon Diggs led the league in interceptions with 11 picks. The Cowboys need another strong season from Parsons and Diggs as their expectation for this season is the Super Bowl.