Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parson took advantage of an egregious error by Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields and returned a fumble for a touchdown.
At 5-2 going into Week 8, the Dallas Cowboys have had the success they have had this season despite missing quarterback Dak Prescott for multiple games due to the play of their defense, led by second-year linebacker Micah Parsons. Dallas certainly gets a hand when the opposing offense makes an egregious error for them to take advantage of.
Enter the Chicago Bears.
The Bears were looking to cut their 35-23 deficit late in the third quarter. Quarterback Justin Fields threw a pass to running back David Montgomery who nearly picked up the first down. Yet, linebacker Leighton Vander Esch stripped the football out of his hands, allowing Parsons to recover.
Parsons was on the ground but realized he was never touched down by a member of the Bears offense. Not even Fields, who hurdled over Parsons instead of touching him down. Parsons got up, and returned the fumble for a touchdown, giving them a 42-23 lead.
Micah Parsons takes advantage of Justin Fields error, scores touchdown
The awareness by Parsons was off the charts to get up and run to the end zone after realizing no one touched him down. Fields on the other hand, had some bad awareness on that play.
In case you needed a closer look at the play, here is Fields clearing over Parsons, not making any contact with him.
It was an impressive hurdle by Fields, but it ultimately played a role in Chicago surrendering another touchdown to the Cowboys, the last thing they needed to happen.