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Is Micah Parsons the best rookie in Cowboys history?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Risen Star, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector

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    This is really for the long time fans. I can only speak about mid 80's on.

    Did we just witness the greatest rookie season in the history of the Dallas Cowboys? I can't think of one better over the last 40 years.

    This needs to be adjusted for era obviously. Don't give me raw stats as the reason. It's a much different game today than it was then. I'm asking who was the best in their time not who put up the best overall numbers.

    I need people who were around for the 60s and 70s to speak on this.

    Is Micah the rookie King?

    If so, double bicep flex in your face.
     
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  2. MountaineerCowboy

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    I think so.

    Zeke won the rushing title as a rookie and that's a big accomplishment, but Parsons is already the best defensive player in the NFL in my opinion.
     
  3. Einstein

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    I think so, especially for where he was taken and expectations from most.
     
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  4. IheartRomo

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    As someone who can only speak to mid-90s on, he is easily the best rookie I’ve ever seen (probably whether that’s on the Cowboys or not).

    Martin, Ware, Zeke being the others that come to mind.
     
  5. 75boyz

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    Biggest impact since Tony D's rookie year whose performance as a rookie that year was a big part of that 77 team's championship.

    Close between those 2 imo. That's since my '74/75 fandom began.

    Not old enough to speak for the '60-73 years.

    jmo
     
  6. ClappingCarrot

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    Only one I can think of that was probably just as good the last 20 years was Zeke.
     
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  7. CATCH17

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    Zack Martin was an All Pro as a rookie.
     
  8. firewater

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    Bobby Carpenter was better.
     
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  9. Direwolf63

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    Tony Dorsett

    I still don't know how Tex Shramm took a team that was a contender to a number 1 overall pick to take him.

    TD got them over the top on the late 70's. Should have won more Super Bowls if it wasn't for those damn Steelers and 49ers
     
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  10. MajesticRey

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    Dak Prescott going 13-3 and snagging the #1 seed as a rookie.
     
  11. phildadon86

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    Parsons will be as well.
     
  12. CATCH17

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    lolll
     
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  13. MoistMayonnaise

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    Dak had a phenomenal year in 2016.

    13-3, 68% completion, 23 TD and only 4 Int.
     
  14. RS12

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    Didn't see his rookie season but I imagine Bob Lilly improved the defense significantly his rookie year.
     
  15. MajesticRey

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    “It’s a QB sport”.

    “The team goes as the QB goes.”

    You know what I’m talking about.
     
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  16. TheMightyVanHalen

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    Put him, Martin, Ware, Zeke and Dak in a jar and pick one, whoever it is I'm good with it. Off the top of my head, Martin was all-pro as a rookie, Zeke broke the Cowboys rookie rushing record and Dak had the best year by any of our rookie QBs. Since were hear in the now, I would take Parsons. I don't know if it was him or Quinn who turned this D around, either way we are a lot better with him.

    Tony Dorsett had an amazing rookie season too. But that was a championship team before he got there, he just added to that great team.
     
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  17. Hawkeye0202

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    Good lord, if we are talking all-time rookie season, how can you NOT include Dak. What he did his rookie season as a 4th round pick at the most important position on the field is top 3, min. Think about it, he literally forced one of our greatest legends into retirement.
     
  18. Hawkeye0202

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    This^^^^
     
  19. MoistMayonnaise

    MoistMayonnaise Devil's Advocate

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    Calvin Hill in 1969: 942 yards and 8 TDs. Darn good numbers for the time and was second in rushing.
     
  20. LACowboysFan1

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    Emmitt...
     
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