Cowboys Star Micah Parsons Reveals What Gets Him Hyped

Ernesto Cova

After recording just 2.5 sacks in his first seven games in the NFL, Micah Parsons has 10.5 over his next eight games.

That has prompted the Dallas Cowboys' sensational rookie not only to the top of the Defensive Rookie of the Year race, but he's also made people compare him to legends of the game like Lawrence Taylor.

And, while it could be too soon to make such a bold comparison, the numbers speak for themselves and the young star keeps getting better every week.

Parsons Watches Animal Videos For Motivation

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It's not like NFL players need extra motivation to perform at the highest level.

Then again, anything extra is always helpful, which is why Parsons watches wildlife animal videos to try and get hyped before games, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic:

“Micah Parsons said he has been studying more animal videos for motivation. Since he’s the lion, he was trying to find an animal for Trevon Diggs. He settled on an eagle. ‘He owns the air and I own the ground'," Machota tweeted.

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The Rookie Stays Hungry

And just like a lion, Parsons wants to keep eating. Neither he nor his team are satisfied with what they've done thus far and want to continue making a statement:

“We’re a lion pack now,” the rookie said, per USA Today. “There is no more lone lion. It’s the pride now. Everybody has got to get a piece of the gazelle. We’re just showing that we’re staying hungry and that we’re not alligators who get paralyzed after we eat…I listen to a lot of motivational videos. I really like animals."

On Pace To Make History

Parsons has already made history by becoming the first player - not rookie, player - to record at least 13 sacks and 79 tackles in a single season.

If that wasn't enough, the Penn State product is just one sack away from breaking Dick 'Night Train' Lane's record for most sacks by a rookie (14), established in 1954.

Last but not least, he could join Lawrence Taylor as the only players in NFL history to win both Defensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

The Cowboys Are Back

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Anchored by their outstanding defense, the Dallas Cowboys have the second-best record in the NFC and a big shot to clinch a first-round bye.

"We are The Show,'' Parsons told the media, as quoted by Fan Nation. "We are the Dallas Cowboys.''

Joined by DeMarcus Lawrence, the Cowboys' duo of Defensive Player of the Year candidates vows to be a nightmare for opposing teams for years to come.

So yeah, after decades worth of struggles and underperformance, it seems like America's Team is back.

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