Micah Parsons absolutely smashed this game

Arlington, Texas Immediately after that runaway win for the Cowboys, I got asked about my thoughts on the best player in the game.

Well, lots of options. Cooper Rush begins his second career and rallies the team to victory at the last second. Or there’s Noah Brown, or he kept them both in the game early with his best game of his career. Then there’s Brett Maher, who rolled two for 50 yards, including a game-winner in the final seconds.

These are all great options. I think our team went with Maher.

Personally, Micah Parsons…not even close.

Micah Parsons is the best player on the field and that includes both sides of the ball.

No. 11 for the Cowboys might be the best player overall in the NFL and he’s shown that every time he’s been there.

Before I go any further, let me point out that I chose the Bengals to win this game, thinking that the Cowboys’ injury problems would be hard to overcome. However, I’ve made this statement a few times in the past 72 hours and it’s definitely true for this game.

When you have the best player on the field, you always have a chance to win.

The Cowboys were the best, and it gave them the chance to win this one.

You probably didn’t see a lot of plays in the final drive. He definitely wasn’t the one who kicked the last field goal.

But the reason the Bengals got only three points in the game and only nine points in the fourth quarter was Parsons.

Come back and watch the match if you get the chance… Parsons influences every single game.

I apologize for shouting in capital letters, but that’s the only way to convey this message. Micah Parsons is a nature freak who’s almost unlockable, especially with the two and three games they put him on.

One on one, it’s not happening, and it certainly didn’t happen much on Sunday against the Bengals. Now, if there’s a place in their list that’s a weak link, it’s the offensive line – a line that was supposed to be tweaked in attack with veteran additions like La’el Collins. In fact, Memory offers a quote from La’el who tells Joe Burrow that his “bodyguard” is here and won’t let anyone touch him.

Well, great story. Burrow has been sacked six times and has been running all day.

Two of those six sacks were from Parsons, who is casually going for 34 sacks this season if he keeps going. Ha, very funny, isn’t it? Thirty-four mobiles in one season? Yes, it does not see possible.

But then ask yourself this question: Can Parsons have two bags like this in every game? I mean, he seems to be close to about seven or eight more plays throughout the match.

Getting two bags doesn’t seem unbelievable to Parsons, mainly because he’s the dominant one.

I’m not kidding about this, and I don’t think I was putting in the stats to prove a point. But in one period in the third quarter, I counted six consecutive plays that Parsons had affected.

Now, that doesn’t mean the Cowboys had positive plays every time. At times, Burrow avoided Parsons’ dash outside, had to climb into the jeep and hit the narrow end over the middle. But Parsons affects 100 percent of the play, making the quarterback pocket a punch in the hopes that the rush of passes is on the inside.

But often throughout this game, Parsons was affecting the play, and the Cowboys were taking advantage, especially in the first half.

What makes it so unique, is its ability to not only dash from all over, but do so effectively. Sure, any NFL player can line up in different places. It doesn’t mean he’ll be good at doing it.

Parsons rushed into the left tackle, the right tackled both guards and of course the middle throughout this game. Every palliative worker from the Bengal team got the No. 11 potion in his face.

I remember seeing a clip of Tom Brady once when he played Ravens several years ago. Badly written on his arm “Look for number 20 before every shot”. This is the goat who makes sure he knows where Ed Reed has been every time he cuts the ball.

I can’t imagine Joe Borough, or any quarterback for that matter, not doing the same with Parsons.

You never know where he’s going to line up and that’s a huge advantage for a cowboy. Also remember that it takes some variety for other players – like Dante Fowler, Dorance Armstrong, Anthony Parr, and others – to get moving, too. If Parsons lines up all over the place, the same goes for those other players.

All in all, the Cowboys won this game because Maher took the big kick at the end, and Cooper Rush led the attack there.

But Micah Parsons totally ruined the game — even in the plays that don’t always stand out.

The best player on the field always gives you a chance. It was all that and a little more on this day.