The Dallas Cowboys chose linebacker, Micah Parsons, out of Penn State as their first-round pick of this past NFL Draft. Needing all the help that they could find and for as efficiently as they possibly could to try and revamp a bottom-ranked defense from last season, Parsons should be a key piece in doing so.
Parsons isn’t only that though. In the Cowboys’ new defensive system, the 22-year old might be the second coming of a guy that is shaping up to be an all-timer.
The Dallas defense is now run by former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. He was made famous by what he was able to do with the Seattle Seahawks as a defensive coordinator from 2013-2014 during his second stint with the team.
It was there that Quinn led a defense that was comparable to one of the most legendary defenses the league has ever seen, the 1985 Chicago Bears.
Seattle led the league in most of the key defensive metric categories including the fewest points allowed, the fewest yards allowed, and the most takeaways by a defense. So it was no surprise when the Seahawks ended the 2013 season with a Super Bowl title.
Can Quinn recreate that kind of defense in Dallas? And is Parsons his centerpiece?