Cowboys' Star Linebacker Will Play in Thanksgiving Game

The Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants in a pivotal NFC East clash for Thanksgiving today, and they should have their ascendant young superstar ready to go. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, linebacker Micah Parsons is expected to play despite an ankle injury. Parsons suffered the concerning injury in the Cowboys' Week 11 40-3 demolition of the Minnesota Vikings. He played his fewest snaps of any game this season, but that may have been due to the score. He battled soreness all week, logging limited practices Tuesday and Wednesday.

So long as his injury doesn't hinder his play, Parsons should continue to make a huge impact for the Cowboys. The versatile second-year linebacker has notched 10 sacks, 47 total tackles, and 11 tackles for loss in his 10 starts this season. He'll hope to make amends for an underwhelming first game against the Giants earlier this season in which he logged a season-low one tackle in a 23-16 win.

Parsons joined the Cowboys as their 12th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and immediately proved himself a transformational player. The 2021 Defensive Rookie of the Year burst onto the scene with a legendary first year, stuffing the stat sheet with 13 sacks, 84 total tackles, and 20 tackles for loss. He has picked up right where he left off this season.
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