Cowboys' Micah Parsons Compares Himself, Trevon Diggs with Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJuly 5, 2022

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Micah Parsons of the Dallas Cowboys speaks during an interview on day two of SiriusXM at Super Bowl LVI  on February 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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One year into their partnership, Micah Parsons has high hopes for his future alongside Trevon Diggs.

"It's hard to say we're the best because I know we're young and we still make mistakes," Parsons told Jori Epstein of USA Today. "It's hard to put us over Aaron Donald, the greatest defensive player in history, with Jalen Ramsey.

"So I won't do it yet. But I think we can become them or even better if we learn together and stick together."

Parsons is coming off a dominant rookie campaign that saw him unanimously win Defensive Rookie of the Year and finish second behind T.J. Watt in Defensive Player of the Year voting.

Diggs was a first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection after leading the NFL with 11 interceptions, the most in a single season since 1981.

"Without a doubt, I thought he was the best defensive player in the league last year," Parsons said. "We've seen 20 sacks before. But in this era, we've never seen anyone reach 10-plus interceptions. So it's disrespectful to me, because I think he deserves all the credit in the world and deserves to be named a top-five corner if not the best corner in the league."

With both players sitting at just 23 years of age, the Cowboys have an edge-rushing and defensive back duo that could rank among the NFL's best for the foreseeable future.

Ramsey and Donald have only been teammates for three years, but the results speak for themselves. The Rams are coming off a Super Bowl victory, with Donald continuing to build perhaps the greatest defensive lineman career in NFL history and Ramsey remaining the NFL's premier lockdown corner on the outside.

Both are much farther along in their careers than Diggs and Parsons, but it's not hard to envision the young Cowboys stars overtaking Ramsey and Donald in the near future.