Micah Parsons breaks Cowboys rookie record

Emily Olsen
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker and pass rusher Micah Parsons continued his impressive rookie run on Thanksgiving, breaking the team's sack record for a first-year player. 

The record-breaking play came in overtime of the Cowboys 36-33 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

With the Raiders 2nd and 11 on the 50-yard line, Parsons broke through the offensive tack to push over quarterback Derek Carr for a loss of seven yards and his ninth sack this season.

Despite the loss, Parsons recorded four tackles, one assisted tackle, two tackles for a loss and the overtime sack. Parsons has plenty of time to extend his record with six games left in the regular season for the 7-4 Cowboys. 

During a 19-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week, Parsons tied the team's rookie record, previously held by DeMarcus Ware, with two sacks and one forced fumble against former league MVP Patrick Mahomes. The Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate was the first player to record 60 tackles and eight sacks in his first 10 games since Terrell Suggs in 2013, according to ESPN.

Parsons, who was selected No. 12 overall by Dallas from Penn State, is in good company. Since 2010, Von Miller, Bradley Chubb and Josh Allen recorded eight or more sacks in the first 10 games of their NFL careers, according to Pro Football reference.