Although the Dallas Cowboys failed to make a deep run in the playoffs, they still have optimism within the organization. There is s some serious talent on the roster, which was proven after Micah Parsons took home the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. However, the rookie linebacker sent a message to TJ Watt after finishing second in voting for the Defensive Player of the Year award.

According to Michael Gehlken, Micah Parsons was honored to be in the running for the DPOY. However, he's not done yet, as the Cowboys' rising star aims to win the award outright next year. He's been phenomenal so far and there's no reason to believe Parsons will slow down anytime soon.

It's incredibly difficult for a rookie to win the DPOY. However, it's not like Parsons' didn't take home a trophy on Thursday night. He was easily one of the most prolific rookies this season and is more than deserving of being the DROY. The Cowboys should be extremely excited about their future, as Micah Parsons is already proving to be the real deal.

We'll see how the rest of his career plays out. Many of the veteran stars burst onto the scene within the first couple of years of their career. After putting up monster numbers, it's crazy to think the Cowboys star will improve. He's a versatile weapon that can do everything within the front seven.

Keep an eye on Micah Parsons, as he has the potential to be one of the best linebackers in NFL history. It's early in his career, but we should. be hearing his name often over the next several years. If he can help the Cowboys make a Super Bowl appearance, then he might as well be dipped in gold.