Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons has made a big announcement! Micah has announced a full-time position switch and according to him, he is “focusing on bulking up and adding weight to play defensive end full-time in 2023”.
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Micah Parsons is getting ready to do something drastic for this upcoming season and possibly for the remainder of the year.
While at a charity event for Hat Creek Burgers in Dallas on Wednesday, Cowboys star Micah Parsons told reporters that he is not attending the team’s voluntary offseason program because he is focusing on bulking up and adding weight to play defensive end full-time in 2023.
The two-time Pro has played linebacker for Dallas since he was drafted in 2021, but it appears that he’ll exclusively be coming off the edge this upcoming season.
He added that he will return for Cowboys-organized team activities, though, per Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Parsons, who is 6’3″ tall and recorded at 245 pounds, is already difficult to handle as a pass rusher. In each of his first two NFL seasons, he was named to the first-team All-Pro. In only 2022, he recorded 13.5 sacks, 26 quarterback hits, and 13 tackles for loss.
Parsons is already feared at his current position, now he may bulk up and make offensive linemen quiver anymore is just downright unfair.
In two seasons, Parsons has racked up 26.5 sacks, the sixth most through a player’s first two years in NFL history.
In 2021, Parsons was the unanimous choice for the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year Award, but he also received five votes for Defensive Player of the Year.
In just his second year in the league, Parsons was named a finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year. His 13.5 sacks led the team, while he also contributed 65 tackles (14 for loss), 27 quarterback hits, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and three passes defended.
Here is what Parsons had to say.
Cowboys Pro Bowl linebacker Micah Parsons is not participating in the teams offseason program. He is working out in Austin, adding bulk and weight to be a full-time defensive end next season, he said. Will return to Cowboys for OTAs. pic.twitter.com/HWgwbdLjXS
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) May 3, 2023