Jerry Jones Compares This Dallas Cowboys Player To Boxing Legend Mike Tyson For His Unparalleled Competitive Spirit

Published 08/07/2022, 2:30 PM EDT
DALLAS, TX – JUNE 16: Owner and President of Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones speaks during the FIFA World Cup 2026 Host City Announcement at the AT&T Discovery District on June 16, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Foes have an enormous challenge to try to stop the linebacker of the Dallas Cowboys, Micah Parsons. The rookie year for Parsons was nothing but miraculous. With the competitive spirit that is reminiscent of ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, as told by the Dallas Cowboys’ boss, Jerry Jones. The linebacker was voted second in the Defensive Player of the Year voting last season.

To capture the competitive spirit of Parsons, he had to look into the world of boxing. Jerry Jones said, “I don’t want to make more of it than it is, but he brings a competitive spirit that is Mike Tyson-esque.” The GM adds, He reminds me of that because he’s in there, involved in areas of our game that are so demanding physically.”


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Micah Parsons was ranked as the top-10 recruit nationally. Many laud him for his insane speed and consider him to be a one-percenter. Parsons recorded 84 total tackles, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles, and three passes defended across 16 games for the Cowboys last season.


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Parsons has quickly established himself as one of the league’s top defensive playmaker. He has earned an 89.8 overall grade from Pro Football Focus.

With a dextrous resume, the LB is highly competitive. His drive to complete insatiably has been a recurring topic in the training camp. Like Mike Tyson who is known to never back down, NFL teams have a better understanding of what is coming with No. 11.


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Parsons further plans to excel in the game

The Cowboys will need another phenomenal performance from the LB, similar to the defensive success they had in 2022. Parsons will strive to achieve a goal for himself as set by him.


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But if 10′s the number, I’m going for 20. You’ve just got to go out there and compete.” He said while talking about the number of sacks he intends to achieve. With great speed and the ability to shed blocks, the linebacker can easily spend all game in the opposing team’s backfield. For the Cowboys’ defense to be successful in 2020, Parsons will have to perform at a high level once again. This will be easier for him, considering his spirit to win and be competitive.

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Neha Joshi

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Neha Joshi is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She is pursuing her postgraduate degree in English Literature from R.D National, Mumbai.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial