Patrick Mahomes drops ultimate praise for Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons
Micah Parsons was the lone bright spot for the Dallas Cowboys in their Week 11 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, so much so that even Patrick Mahomes couldn’t hide his admiration for the young pass rusher.
The Cowboys lost to the Chiefs 19-9, with Dak Prescott failing to score a touchdown while throwing two interceptions. However, Parsons stepped up big time for Dallas, which is why the scores are not too far off despite the team’s obvious struggles.
Parsons had 2.0 sacks and multiple quarterback hurries, paving the way for him to become the first player since Terrell Suggs in 2013 to record 60 tackles and 8.0 sacks in his team’s first 10 games of the season, per ESPN Stats & Info.
The Cowboys' Micah Parsons is the 1st player with 60 tackles and 8.0 sacks in his team’s first 10 games of a season since Terrell Suggs in 2013.
He’s also the 1st player with 60 tackles and 8.0 sacks in his first 10 career games since 2000. pic.twitter.com/lvqmfIYBvF
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 21, 2021
Naturally after the game, Patrick Mahomes gave credit where it is due. The Chiefs QB had nothing but high praises for Micah Parsons, whom he called a “special player.”
“To be that good of a LB and be able to play DE, there’s not a lot of guys like that in this league. He has a high motor, he chased me down on that sack … The whole game, he was in there the whole time battling and battling,”Mahomes shared, per Jon Machota of The Athletic.
Mahomes had a hard time against the Cowboys as he failed to throw for a touchdown as well, thanks in large part to Parsons. With that said, it’s not really surprising he is left in awe by the young linebacker.
Lickily for Mahomes, their rushing game was on point and allowed them to edge the feisty Cowboys.