Eagles Prepared For Micah Parsons Ahead Of Cowboys Matchup
The Philadelphia Eagles’ strategy for overcoming the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday is relatively straightforward – stop Micah Parsons from making plays.
The 4 – 1 Cowboys travel to the 5 – 0 Eagles with one of the most impressive defenses in the NFL.
Dallas has conceded 14.4 points per game through week 5, their fewest in the first five games of the season since 1994. As well as that, it’s the first time they’ve allowed fewer than 20 points in each of their first five games since 1972.
Central to their pass rush is Micah Parsons, who leads the NFL in sacks with six and QB pressures with 17.
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“Whatever you do, again, you’re trying to put your players in the best position to succeed, and while you’re doing that, you’re trying not to allow their best players to wreck the game,” head coach Nick Sirianni said Monday. “So, (Micah Parsons will) be accounted for every single play. That doesn’t mean he’s not going to make some plays here and there. He’s a really outstanding, outstanding player. I think we all know that. The league knows that. He’s proved it for the last year and a half.
“So, we need to do our jobs as coaches and put the guys in positions to not only be at their best, but also to defeat their best, right, and contain their best. He’ll be thought about.”
“We know how big of a game it is because it’s the Cowboys and we know how big of a game it is because it’s the next one and we know how big of a game it is because it’s a division game. We’re just going to go about our business that way to prepare like we always prepare and leave no stone unturned. So, we don’t get wrapped up in that. The best teams I’ve been on don’t get too wrapped up in all those different things and they go about their business this week to get ready.”