Is Micah Parsons the best rookie in Cowboys history?

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  1. RonnieT24

    RonnieT24 Well-Known Member

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    If he had jumped on the pass to Clark he would win it hands down in my book.. but since he stood there and got posterized for all eternity.. I can't put him in there.
     
  2. LACowboysFan1

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    My point is that Dallas was a very good team before Dorsett arrived...
     
  3. Stash

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    You’re not gonna want to hear it, but Dak’s 13-3 rookie season was pretty special as well. I think I would still give the nod to Parsons, but Prescott’s was pretty amazing as well.
     
  4. Thomas82

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    This about sums it up.
     
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  5. Thomas82

    Thomas82 Well-Known Member

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    The Seahawks had the No. 2 pick originally, and TD threatened to go to the CFL if they drafted him, so the Cowboys moved up to take him.
     
  6. Thomas82

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    I'm still amazed that he was the first rookie O-lineman to be an All-Pro since 1947.
     
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  7. heir

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    Don't know if this was said and I know he was not on the level of Parsons and some of the others mentioned but Roy Williams was a beast his rookie year. People forget him because of how his career ended but rookie year I think he had a bunch of INTs 2 TDs and some where near 100 tackles. Just giving him an honorable mention to be a little outside the box.
     
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  8. guag

    guag Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01

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    Same, the comparison I like to make with Parsons is Moss. Simply because these two players are freaks who jump out at you on the screen, and did so from game one. Seeing those two play is like watching an adult playing a pee wee game. I can only speak for late 90s to present though.
     
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  9. Whiskey Cowboy

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    Didn't see him mentioned but Roy Williams was a killer his rookie season. Maybe not on Zeke or Micah's level but he deserves to be in the conversation.
     
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  10. heir

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    I just beat you to it lol
     
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  11. Them

    Them Well-Known Member

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    ..I think Parsons is a stand alone rookie talent for the last few decades easily. There were other's ...I do remember in the mid 60's WR Bob Hayes took the league by storm in his rookie season. Yes Bullet Bod Hayes...He was so fast that NFL Defenses were forced to change how they covered...no lie!

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  12. BourbonBalz

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    Zeke had a really great rookie season as well. His impact was HUGE. I’d probably have to go with him, but Parsons is right there.
     
  13. black label

    black label Well-Known Member

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    wear does nothing in last 10
     
  14. Thomas82

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    In Emmitt's defense, he was pretty much in the same situation Zeke is in now. He was in an offense that wasn't designed to fit him, with a pass-happy OC that didn't know how to use the running game. He also won OROY as part of an offense that was ranked last in the NFL.
     
  15. Thomas82

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    He wasn't given the opportunity until it was too late.
     
  16. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Parsons may be one of the top three defensive players in the league as a rookie. He instantly improved the defense to a respectable level and he is only going to get better each season. Dak and Zeke had good rookie seasons ,but their success was dependent on the offensive line. Most QBs and RBs would have not
     
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  17. Thomas82

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    And he did it in an offense that wasn't tailored to fit him.
     
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  18. Whiskey Cowboy

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    Ah dangit! Good call. Had to go rewatch his highlights that year. 31 was an animal. Shame he went downhill so quickly.
     
  19. JD_KaPow

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    The last sentence really puts this piece of buffoonery over the top.
     
  20. blueblood70

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    you mean how since Moore has taken over in 19 has not used Zeke as zeke? Zeke not getting the opportunity's ALL volume backs need to put up yards.. all the blame is on zeke and yet ES22 had nearly HALF his career averages under 4YPC. he got his yards getting it 25+ a game..zeke was averaging 5.1 ypc the first half of the season, gets no credit yet finished at 4.2 same as Henry and IF zeke got fed his 25 im betting he gets 95-100 YPG then all this nonsense can stop.

    just a reminder its not always the players fault, look at the OL, oc ,and how they are used.

    a reminder to all the haters.
     

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