Micah Parsons might have unofficially clinched the award months ago, but now the dynamic Cowboys linebacker/defensive end has been formally announced as NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Parsons, who was a unanimous winner, was recognized Thursday night during NFL Honors, the league's primetime awards show airing the week of the Super Bowl each year.
Last year's 12th overall draft pick delivered one of the most dominant rookie seasons in NFL history, setting a franchise rookie record with 13.0 sacks and tying for the NFL lead with 20 tackles for loss, the most by a Cowboys linebacker since Sean Lee in 2017.
"This is all incredible. Thank you to Cowboys Nation," Parsons said on stage during his acceptance speech. "Y'all really believed in me. I couldn't be more thankful."