Cowboys' Micah Parsons 'trying to be the Terminator out there' with defensive approach

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Dallas Cowboys pass rusher Micah Parsons is taking an Arnold Schwarzenegger-type approach when trying to tackle opposing quarterbacks.

Parsons stood out as a defensive end against the Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Justin Herbert in Week 2. The rookie was thrust into a new position after DeMarcus Lawrence broke his foot, and he thrived. He picked up his first sack and had four quarterback hits.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) goes through drills during voluntary Organized Team Activities at the Star Training Facility Jun 3, 2021, in Frisco, Texas.
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is hit by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons as he throws during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. 
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“He creates targeting challenges for the offense. We’ll maximize that opportunity the best we can. I think we all recognize the week that we went through last week, we had some changes midweek and that all factors that into it, too,” Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy said, via the team’s website.

Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn added: “He can run and hit like you know what. That’s his superpower. And he’s got rare speed and physicality to do that.”

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