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Micah Parsons Signs Rookie Contract With Dallas Cowboys

Well, folks. Micah Parsons is officially a Dallas Cowboy.

Parsons, the No. 12 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, put pen to paper with America’s Team Wednesday afternoon, officially becoming Dallas’ top rookie prospect. He made things official by posting a few photos on his Instagram page.

Although full contract details aren’t available yet, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said Parsons’ deal is fully guaranteed over four years and includes a team option for a fifth season.

Now that the business side of things is taken care of, Parsons can focus on football. He recently began working with the Cowboys during their summer organized team activities ahead of Dallas’ full offseason training camp.

Parsons will wear No. 11 with the Cowboys — the same number he wore with the Nittany Lions. In just two seasons with Penn State, he posted 191 tackles, 6.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

Although Dallas already has a strong linebacker corps, Parsons is expected to make an immediate impact with the Cowboys’ defense. Coincidentally, he’ll arrive just after Penn State legend and fellow linebacker Sean Lee retired with Dallas in April.

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Matt DiSanto

By day, Matt is a senior majoring in journalism. By night, he's Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football lover, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza and "Arrested Development" quotes. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ if you hate yourself or email Matt at [email protected] if you hate him.


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