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Cowboys Get Big Micah Parsons Injury Update Before Thanksgiving Game

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Dallas Cowboys have received a big Micah Parsons injury update before their Thanksgiving Day game.
The Dallas Cowboys have received a big Micah Parsons injury update before their Thanksgiving Day game. / (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

The Dallas Cowboys now turn their attention toward a Thanksgiving Day game against the New York Giants after blowing out the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11. Star pass rusher Micah Parsons was a major factor in that contest, but he also briefly left to be evaluated for knee and ankle injuries before returning.

The second-year pro then logged a DNP on Monday, prompting some concerns. Dallas has now received a big update on its prized defensive stud.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said during his weekly radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan that the team is "expecting" Parsons on play on Thursday. Jones revealed Parsons didn't require an MRI for his knee, which seems to indicate it's not a serious ailment.

This news is a huge relief. A knee injury for a playmaker will always make fans worried, but it sounds like Parsons isn't nursing anything significant.

Parsons has followed up his First Team All-Pro selection as a rookie with an even stronger start to the 2022 season. He's racked up 10.0 sacks in 10 games, along with three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Assuming he plays, the EDGE should be a major nuisance for the Giants to deal with during their holiday matchup. Dallas is projected as a 9.5-point favorite ahead of that contest, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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