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Micah Parsons Reveals His 'Hateful Eight': Cowboys Pass-Rush Secret, New Unanimous Honor

Dallas Cowboys edge rusher Micah Parsons is the best player in the NFL under the age of 25, according to ESPN. But in addition to that, he has a secret.

Dallas Cowboy star Micah Parsons has quickly developed into one of the league's best defensive players. The "Lion-backer" is a most valuable player for the Cowboys, leading the team in sacks and possibly even culture. 

And in addition to a new honor, Parsons also is revealing a secret to his success.

"I usually try to do eight different moves to see which one works the best,'' Micah said on Wednesday of his early-game experimentation, "and (after that) I go back to what works.''

And does he then get a feel of what will work?

"I do get a little twitch,'' Parsons said. "It’s almost a feeling.''

ESPN named Parsons the No. 1 player under the age of 25, in a list that includes a number of fellow top names like Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Herbert. ESPN even suggests Parsons might be the best defensive player in the league. 

"Parsons is a menace off of the edge," ESPN writes. "His unique explosiveness, bend and ball pursuit have turned him into a franchise cornerstone for the Cowboys."

The performance of the Cowboys' defense has been stunning. Dallas allows 17 points per game, second-best behind the San Francisco 49ers (15.7 PPG). But, at the same time, featuring the league's most ferocious pass rush that ranks No. 1 in team sacks at 45. 

Parsons has turned himself into a leader, not just on the stat sheet but also on the field. And his "Hateful Eight'' is among the reasons.

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