Micah Parsons tells Demarcus Lawrence he is new sack king in Dallas



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Micah Parsons tells Demarcus Lawrence he is new sack king in Dallas

Micah Parsons wants Demarcus Lawrence to get back to his old numbers but he has made it clear that he is the new sack king in Dallas. Parsons, the 12th overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft, enjoyed an outstanding rookie season as he was named the Defensive Rookie Year and finished runner-up to T.J.

Watt in the Defensive Player of the Year voting. In his rookie season, Lawrence had 84 tackles, 13 sacks and 30 quarterback hits. Lawrence, who missed 10 games and played hurt in several other games, said he wants to "restate my dominance" in 2022.

"I let a rookie show me up last year," Lawrence said, in asserting that one of his goals for 2022 is to reclaim the team sack lead, according to the Dallas Morning News. "Shoutout to my boy, Micah (Parsons), but restate my dominance.

Let everybody know that I'm coming, how I feel, and the type of respect I'm going to demand when I step on that field."

Parsons: I want Lawrence to step up but I am the guy now

"I want D-Law to step up.

I want D-Law to be who he is. I'm not taking that away from him. But sorry to tell him, he's never getting that back," Parsons said of Lawrence's comments, per the Morning News. "I want him to get all the enjoyment that he possibly can, feed his head so he can be a 10-sack guy, great.

But if 10's the number, I'm going for 20. You've just got to go out there and compete. It's just going to be a race to the quarterback, like it or not. I'm excited." Parsons has been in the NFL for only one season but he is already considered as one of the best defensive players in the league.

It didn't take long for Parsons to realize he could be really dominant in the NFL. "There were a couple defining moments for me," Parsons said, reflecting on his rookie season. "The first moment was in camp.

I was pass rushing and going through some team drills against the best of the best. I think we have the best offense in the NFL. I thought I was doing well hanging (with those players), learning and developing, doing very well.

I was like, 'Okay, I can play at this level.' "There was a moment early in the year when I got my first sack and we won our first game (against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2). And midway through the year I said, 'Man I'm here for a reason. Let me just be me. No more thinking, just play.' "