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Cowboys making massive change on defense to offset health woes

Dallas Cowboys Injuries, Micah Parsons

After a close game that ended in defeat against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys are looking to face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. However, that will not be an easy game, due to the issues the Cowboys are having with injuries. This week, in training, their starting defensive end Demarcus Lawrence suffered a broken foot, which will sideline him six to eight weeks.

Lawrence can still have an impact while hurt, something highlighted by Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons before the season even began.

“Last week we were watching film of pass rush and D-Law came up to me,” Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons told reporters during the spring, “And was like, ‘You pass rush like that, Rook?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I used to be a defensive end.’ He was like, ‘Alright, tap in with me.’ Me and him have been getting closer.”

With other starting defensive end Randy Gregory testing positive for Covid-19 a couple of days ago, it seems like the Cowboys will be making a change for the upcoming game. According to Ian Rapoport from NFL.com, rookie and 12th selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, linebacker Micah Parsons will be starting in the position of defensive end on Sunday.

Parsons was one of the best, if not the best, linebackers in the whole draft. However, it seems like, due to injuries and general health woes, the Cowboys will be putting their trust in Parsons for a different position than usual. Overall, the iconic NFL franchise is looking to bounce back from a 6-10 record last season. They are hoping to return to the postseason after a two-year hiatus, as they last made it into the Playoffs in 2018.