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    Micah Parsons has been an immediate superstar for the Cowboys but head coach Mike McCarthy’s wild comparison for him still somehow made sense.  Dallas Cowboys fans were divided the night of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft when the franchise selected Micah Parsons. Some liked the upside of the Penn State product while others felt the pick was a mistake. After 12 games, though, there is no divide — fans know Parsons is a bonafide stud. Through his first 12 games in the NFL, Parsons, has 10.0 sacks and 72 tackles, putting him on pace to be only the second player since 2004 (James Harrison) to have double-digit sacks and over 100 tackles in a season. And when asked about how special the rookie who has lined up at both linebacker and defensive end throughout the year is, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy had a wild comparison for Parsons: Barry Sanders (a running back). Quite a comparison by Mike McCarthy re: Micah Parsons? "He’s almost like Barry Sanders in there when he is avoiding blocks. They can’t get...
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was not happy with how the referees called their Thanksgiving game against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Dallas Cowboys played in probably one of the best Thanksgiving games in recent memory. They forced overtime against the Las Vegas Raiders while trailing the entire game, but they fell by the score of 36-33 on a game-winning field goal by Daniel Carlson. But one thing that did take away from the game was the amount of penalties called in the game by the officials. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was not too fond of how the game was called, and said that the Raiders took advantage of the situation, which he called “throw up ball.” As in, throw up the ball and get the penalty. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not pleased with the way today’s Cowboys vs. Raiders game was officiated: “(The Raiders) took advantage of the situation. I call it ‘Throw up ball.’” pic.twitter.com/trMKgyfBw2 — Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 26, 2021 Jerry Jones, Micah Parsons take aim at officiating in Cowboys-Raiders game Tell us how you...
    Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs got the big win over the Cowboys but the all-world quarterback couldn’t help but notice the play of Micah Parsons. In one of the marquee games of Week 11, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs took another step towards proving they are, in fact, back as they toppled the Dallas Cowboys, 19-9. However, it was not necessarily the type of game fans have become accustomed to in many ways. Instead of Mahomes and the Chiefs offense mowing down Dallas, it was the defense that delivered their best performance of the year. But to the credit of the Cowboys, their defensive unit also came up strong in that matchup. One player, in particular, showed up huge for Dallas: rookie linebacker Micah Parsons. After the dust had settled on the game, Mahomes took time to recognize just how good Parsons played and has been playing in his first NFL season, calling the linebacker a “special player”. Patrick Mahomes gives high praise to the Cowboys rookie. ???? pic.twitter.com/IeI43Yqqar — theScore (@theScore) November 22, 2021 Patrick Mahomes praises...
    Rust armorer was forced by her bosses to cut corners on gun safety, attorneys say in first statement since fatal shooting on set Apple, Amazon Results Spark Fears of Unhappy Holiday Season FRISCO, Texas — Micah Parsons’ thoughts had begun to consume him. Can the Minnesota Vikings stop the Cowboys hot streak? | On Site USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next How the NFL is helping California town of Paradise recover from wildfire TODAY Tom Brady throws 600th regular season touchdown CBS News Derrick Henry Is Built Different: Unchecked Sports Illustrated Slater: I would be shocked if Dak Prescott didnt play vs. Vikings NFL Packers vs. Cardinals preview Week 8 NFL Tua Tagovailoa: I dont not feel wanted by Dolphins NFL Tom Pelissero: Deshaun Watson eligible to play as of right now NFL GMFB looks back at most highly-anticipated TNF games of all time NFL Click to expand Replay Video ...
    Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons has emerged as one of the team’s top defensive players through the first three weeks of the season. Parsons was initially set to play the linebacker positions for the 2021 season but has had to fill in for DeMarcus Lawrence at times on the edge because of Lawrence’s foot injury. Parsons has filled the role nicely and has 1.5 sacks, 6 quarterback hits and 13 total tackles this season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) gives chase as Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) gains yardage after catching a pass in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) In praising Parsons for his outstanding play, team owner Jerry Jones had an odd comparison for the Penn State product. "He’s as pure as mother’s milk. He just basically steps out there and gives you everything he’s got, and nature gave him some skills. And boy, does he know how to use them," Jones said in...
    Getty Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons Nothing says Jerry Jones quite like the Cowboys owner’s latest assessment of stud rookie defender Micah Parsons. “He’s as pure as mother’s milk,” Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan, per The Comeback. “He just basically steps out there and gives you everything he’s got, and nature gave him some skills. And boy, does he know how to use them.” Minutes after this eyebrow-raising soundbite was uttered, Parsons — presumably flattered — admitted “mother’s milk” had yet to show up on his scouting report. ???????????????????????????????????????? I never heard this one before https://t.co/HaUSZ8RutP — Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) September 28, 2021 Welcome to JerryWorld, Micah. Enjoy your stay. The latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys newsletter here! Sign up for the Heavy on Cowboys Newsletter! Jerry Continues Parsons PraiseTaking a more serious tone (while still managing to tie in the previous analogy), Jones lauded Parsons’ performance through three games, which has helped the Cowboys take down the Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles in consecutive weeks. “Well,...
    This Is Spinal Tap, A Hard Days Night, and the rest of the best mockumentaries How Long $500K Will Last in Retirement in Each State Hell froze over on the night of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Cowboys and Eagles, bitter NFC East rivals, struck a deal to swap spots in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft: The trade, which saw the Eagles trading up from No. 12 to No. 10 to select DeVonta Smith, the 2020 Heisman trophy winner, was something just short of a stunner on draft night. Months and months of the Eagles wheeling-and-dealing in the NFL Draft saw GM Howie Roseman make one final move while the Cowboys were on the clock, with the Eagles jumping two spots — including getting in front of divisional foe New York — to select the Crimson Tide wideout. Here's how the trade went down: MORE: Wide receivers to win the Heisman Trophy Micah Parsons-DeVonta Smith draft trade The Eagles, who sat at No. 12 courtesy of the Dolphins, sent the 12th overall pick and the 84th...
    Biden supports full investigation into Afghanistan drone strike 2 being treated for gunshot wounds following shooting at high school: Police Starvation doesn't care what you feed it. That was the mindset for linebacker Micah Parsons when he squared off against former sixth-overall pick Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2. In the absence of All-Pro pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence, who was moved to injured reserve after fracturing his foot in practice last week, the plan for the Dallas Cowboys and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was to use Parsons as a key pass rusher alongside veteran backup Dorance Armstrong and a band of unusual suspects. © Provided by CBS Sports Los Angeles, CA - September 19: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert stiff-arms before being tackled by Dallas Cowboys outside line backer Micah Parsons, right, in the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) It was a blueprint that worked masterfully, because while Armstrong logged more snaps (40) than did...
    The referees in the game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys got a call horribly wrong by awarding Micah Parsons his first career sack. The Chargers fell to the Cowboys on Sunday and they have the referees to blame for it. Next: Cowboys almost scored an insane TD before the half
    The Cowboys drafted Micah Parsons to be a playmaker for their defense. Dallas didn’t expect it to be at the defensive end position.  Micah Parsons entered the NFL with the potential to be a big-time playmaker from the linebacker position. Just one week into his professional career the Cowboys are already looking for him to wreck the opposing offense from a different position. Dallas plans to give Parsons significant snaps at defensive end in their Week 2 matchup against the Chargers are losing both Demarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory. Lawrence broke his foot during practice this week and will miss multiple weeks of action while Gregory is on the COVID-19 list which rules him out for Sunday’s game against Los Angeles. The idea of moving an outside linebacker to a rush-end spot isn’t unconventional, but it’s a big mental adjustment for an inexperienced player like Parsons. He has the physical tools to wreak havoc off the edge, but his lack of polish as an edge rusher could make life difficult for him against the Chargers’ talented offensive line. The move...
    Getty Micah Parsons is one of the Cowboys most versatile defenders. The Dallas Cowboys are getting creative as they attempt to turn a bad situation on the defensive line into a manageable one. Dallas is moving rookie linebacker Micah Parsons to defensive end as the team deals with both DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory being sidelined against the Chargers. “The talented tackler from Penn State will essentially move to defensive end, sources say, beginning with Dallas’ game against the Los Angeles Chargers,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport detailed. “Thanks to the broken foot that Demarcus Lawrence suffered at practice this week, along with Randy Gregory landing on the COVID-19 list, there is a big-time void when it comes to rushing the passer. Parsons should help fill it. “With Parsons making a move, Leighton Vander Esch should stay on the field in all packages along with Keanu Neal, which is another added benefit of the Parsons shift. Neal may play added safety snaps this week, paving the way for more Jaylon Smith snaps.”Parsons Moving to DE Means Smith & Vander...
    The 25 best episodes of New Girl, ranked 17 Tips To Live Comfortably Off Just a Social Security Check © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad It’s not quite Magic Johnson playing center in the 1980 NBA Finals, but another rookie will be showing off his versatility today. Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons will slide to defensive end today against the Chargers, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The Cowboys have a clear need at the pass-rush position. DeMarcus Lawrence has a broken foot, and Randy Gregory remains on COVID reserve. They also have a surplus at linebacker. Moving Micah Parsons means more reps for Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch, neither of whom played very much against the Bucs in Week One. Smith participated in 16 snaps, and Vander Esch saw only 14. Parsons played defensive end in high school before moving to linebacker at Penn State. So, basically, No. 10 for the Chargers needs to be keeping his eyes open for No. 11 for the Cowboys. Justin Herbert could be...
    The Cowboys defense struggled mightily in 2020, but Micah Parsons believes brighter days are ahead for defenders in Big D.  Dak Prescott’s absence cost the Cowboys a shot at the playoffs last season, but the failure of the Dallas defense to stop anyone only made matters worse. That’s a big reason why the team spent a first-round draft choice on Parsons to help strengthen their ineffective linebacker corps. If nothing else, the former Penn State star isn’t short on confidence. He showed a lot of bravado with his recent comments on how effective his unit can be once it’s finally “unleashed.” In particular, Parsons believes the Cowboys’ coaching staff is still keeping their defensive schemes pretty simple to avoid showing opponents too much in advance of the regular season. The Cowboys acquired Parsons to serve as their new starter at weakside linebacker. The team expects him to be more than just a solid starter though. Parsons flashed the ability to be an elite playmaker during his collegiate days at Penn State. Mike McCarthy and his staff see Parsons as a...
    Diego Boneta Shares Latinx Father of the Bride Group Pic as Filming Wraps Asian markets subdued ahead of U.S. inflation data Dak Prescott’s hunger to play football is insatiable, Micah Parsons’ hunger for mid-practice snacks is not satisfied, Ezekiel Elliott needs help wrapping birthday gifts and Jerry Jones takes notes with a No. 2 pencil.  Jimmy Johnson talks coaching in NFL and his Hall of Fame career USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Colin Cowherd: I dont know when, but the 49ers are moving Jimmy Garoppolo I THE HERD FOXSports Daily Cover: The Year the NFL Banned Two of its Biggest Stars for Gambling Sports Illustrated Rapoport: Saquon Barkley expected to practice Monday NFL Derrick Henry discusses the Titans chances at winning the Super Bowl in 2021 NFL Ryan Tannehill explains how his chemistry with Julio Jones has developed at Titans camp NFL Steve Hutchinsons full Hall of Fame speech NFL Steve Atwater: What it means...
    Dallas Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons has pulled off an awesome move for his mom. The former Penn State superstar was drafted in the first round of the draft in 2021, and he used some of his rookie cash to take care of his mom Sherese by buying her a house. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The official Twitter account for Penn State’s football team tweeted out some photos of the estate, and it looks awesome. Give it a look below. Picture this: You’re 22 years old. You’re a Penn State grad. You were just selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. You finally get the chance to buy your mom a house like you’ve always dreamed to do. Life is good. Proud of you, @MicahhParsons11 ????#WeAre pic.twitter.com/5JS5C3izkc — Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) August 4, 2021 I’ve always had a gigantic soft spot in my heart for players who buy their parents a house. I don’t know why, but I always have. I hate watching athletes blow money on jewelry and...
    Boeing Shares Slide Amid Reports of Delayed FAA 777X Certification The 37 Mistakes We Make When Shopping at Costco, Amazon, Target and Walmart © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Cowboys struggled on defense in 2020, which led to changes on the coaching staff and to the roster. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was the biggest change on the staff and first-round pick Micah Parsons was the biggest addition on the field. Parsons is set to start at linebacker, but the Cowboys believe he can fill more than one role early in his NFL career. Parsons worked as a designated pass rusher during the offseason program as the team worked to find more ways to maximize his athletic ability and he said the learning process was a challenging one at times. “Obviously learning more checks, being more vocal, playing a new position, actually playing multiple positions,” Parsons said, via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. “It has been pretty hectic for me, but I think each and every day I’m...
    ‘TV’s Top 5’: How Marvel’s ‘Loki’ Was Influenced by ‘Rick and Morty’ Dow Futures Higher as Treasury Bond Yields Retreat; Meme Stocks Steady FRISCO, Texas — Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence asked rookie linebacker Micah Parsons during a film session: “You pass rush like that, Rook?” The 10 NFL matchups you have to watch this season USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next First look: Najee Harris and Kadarius Toney at spring practices NFL Green Bay still deserves to be the favorite to win the NFC North — Todd Fuhrman | FOX BET FOXSports AFC East Coaching Breakdown and Fantasy Football Impact Sports Illustrated Shailene Woodley opens up about her engagement to Aaron Rodgers TODAY LaDainian Tomlinsons Top 5 RB duos entering 21 NFL "I truly think its fixable" — James Jones on Aaron Rodgers situation in Green Bay | THE HERD FOXSports AFC South Coaching Breakdown: Frank Reich Will Resurrect Carson Wentz’s Career Sports Illustrated ...
    Getty Micah Parsons playing for Penn State in 2019. Ty Nsekhe has seen better practice reps. The backup offensive tackle, who joined the Dallas Cowboys on a March free-agent deal, was enjoying a perfectly quiet offseason, holding down the fort while starting tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins work their way back from injuries. Then he ran into the buzzsaw that is rookie first-round linebacker Micah Parsons, who spent Tuesday functioning as Dallas’ Designated Pass-Rusher — a.k.a. Nsekhe’s worst nightmare. The unstoppable force met the moveable object … and it didn’t end well. “On one play, Parsons flew off the edge against backup tackle Ty Nsekhe causing the eight-year veteran from Texas State to lose his balance and head to the sidelines to get checked by the medical staff,” reported the Dallas Morning News. “Nsekhe returned, yet it’s Parsons’ speed that gives the Cowboys more defensive players to utilize.” The latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys newsletter here! Sign up for the Heavy on Cowboys Newsletter! ‘Busy’ DayThe Cowboys drafted...
    Getty Micah Parsons wanted to land with the Dallas Cowboys. Micah Parsons is officially signed, sealed, and delivered in Dallas. The Cowboys agreed to terms with the first-round rookie linebacker on a four-year contract, the team announced Wednesday following its second minicamp practice. Parsons, the No. 12 overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft, took to social media to show pen touching paper. Micah Parsons shared photos of himself signing his rookie contract with the Dallas Cowboys. (via @MicahhParsons11) https://t.co/FUoBL1JYxU pic.twitter.com/zoLxto9ix9 — RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) June 9, 2021 The Cowboys have now inked seven members of their 11-player draft class. Left unsigned are second-round cornerback Kelvin Joseph, third-round defensive linemen Osa Odighizuwa and Chauncey Golston, and third-round CB Nahshon Wright. The latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys newsletter here! Sign up for the Heavy on Cowboys Newsletter! Contract DetailsAccording to CBS Sports salary cap expert Joel Corry, a former sports agent, the total value of Parsons’ deal should check in around $17,079,793, based on the league’s slotted wage scale. He’s...
    Getty Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, LB Micah Parsons Shortly after joining forces with the Dallas Cowboys, Micah Parsons made a public promise to Ezekiel Elliott. “We’re going to get after it every day. He’s one of the top five backs in the league … I’m going to push him every day, and that’s how it’s going to be,” the rookie linebacker said upon being selected at No. 12 overall in April’s draft. Parsons, as it turns out, is a man of his word. When the Penn State product wasn’t flying around offensive tackles on Tuesday, the inaugural day of Cowboys minicamp, he was going toe-to-toe — and ran step-for-step — with the NFL’s richest running back, who’s enjoying a terrific spring of his own. Cameras were on hand to capture the long-awaited one-versus-one matchup, the first of many to become between Dallas’ new defensive linchpin and its established offensive workhorse. Parsons vs. Zeke (via @dallascowboys)… @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/CQH7kODv93 — Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) June 8, 2021 The latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys...
    Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons learned the hard way that he should never call out veteran wide receiver Amari Cooper about anything.  Being a first-round pick, you already know that former Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons has arrived to the Dallas Cowboys with plenty of swagger. He’s got high expectations and has all the confidence in the world. Don’t tell that to Amari Cooper, though. Apparently, Parsons had been calling out the superstar wideout about going head-to-head in a game of chess. Cooper of course wasn’t going to back down from a challenge like this. The result? Well, Parsons now knows Cooper is always going to be ready to take him to school. #Cowboys rookie LB Micah Parsons called out Amari Cooper to a chess match. They played today. Cooper won. Parsons was left speechless. Ouch. pic.twitter.com/SfAwWZ6DoU — NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) June 8, 2021 Amari Cooper owning Micah Parsons in chess is hilarious to seeEverything about that video above is priceless. Parsons thought he was going to have a field day with Cooper. He probably already had...
    Getty Penn State LB Micah Parsons It’s safe to assume at this point that Ben DiNucci will not be the Dallas Cowboys‘ backup quarterback in 2021. One week after nearly getting pick-sixed by rookie cornerback Nahshon Wright, the second-year signal-caller tossed an interception to rookie linebacker Micah Parsons during 11-on-11 drills. Parsons — deployed in zone coverage — made a “poor throw” from DiNucci “look very, very easy” and, after the play, was mobbed by his teammates in celebration, according to beat reporter Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. Cowboys LB Micah Parsons has the athleticism to make the difficult look easy. Well, a poor throw from QB Ben DiNucci made a Parsons interception in 11-on-11 look very, very easy. Parsons was in zone coverage. Teammates swarmed him afterward in celebration. pic.twitter.com/QrGsolvaE2 — Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) June 3, 2021 The latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys newsletter here! Sign up for the Heavy on Cowboys Newsletter! QB Competition Over?The team’s 2020 seventh-round pick, DiNucci is currently battling Garrett...
    Dallas Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons created a stir earlier this week when he appeared to make a 9/11 reference on a social media post about teammate Jaylon Smith’s new jersey number. Parsons, who will wear No. 11, missed the mark with his attempt to get hyped to be alongside Smith in the Cowboys’ defense. Smith announced he was going to wear No. 9 for Dallas in 2021. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Parsons wrote on his Instagram Stories: "9-11 that’s so scary." The former Penn State linebacker, who grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, tweeted Thursday he wasn’t making any references to the terror attacks that took place in New York City, Washington and Shanksville on Sept. 11, 2001. LE'VEON BELL RIPS JETS FOR LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES WHEN HE WAS WITH TEAM "Man people are sick! I would never disrespect my country in any any! I was i was supporting my teammate and I jersey numbers! The vet and the rookie! If you took any offense I apologize to all and to all those involved!" he wrote. Dallas...
    More On: dallas cowboys Ex-Giants coach resurfaces with rival Cowboys star paying hefty price to take Tony Romo’s jersey number Cowboys star’s dogs accused of another attack after escaping Jerry Jones does so many awkward things in this Cowboys video Dallas Cowboys rookie Micah Parsons apologized this week for a social media post that offended some NFL fans who thought he was disrespectful of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Parsons, who will wear No. 11, reposted a photo to his Instagram account of veteran teammate Jaylon Smith, who recently changed his uniform to No. 9. The caption read, “9-11 thats so scary,” according to TheSpun.com. Parsons, 22, said he was making a reference to what has the potential to be one of the NFL’s best linebacker combinations and the key to turning around a historically bad 2020 Cowboys defense. But several fans read it as a reference to the terrorist attacks. “Man people are sick,” Parsons wrote Thursday on Twitter. “I would never disrespect my country in any [way!] I was supporting my teammate and jersey numbers! The vet and the rookie!...
    Getty Micah Parsons wanted to land with the Dallas Cowboys. For the second time this month, Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons landed himself in hot water after referencing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The latest controversy stems from a social media post in which Parsons, who’s rocking No. 11, reacted to a statement from new Cowboys teammate Jaylon Smith, who recently switched from No. 54 to No. 9. The irony of “9” and “11” side-by-side in the middle of Dallas’ defense apparently was lost on Parsons, who issued an apology following blowback from fans and followers. “Man people are sick! I would never disrespect my country in any [way]! I was i was supporting my teammate and I jersey numbers! The vet and the rookie! If you took any offense I apologize to all and to all those involved!” he tweeted. For those asking what happened…this happened. And Twitter shrinks are in full swing. pic.twitter.com/kCfbtODiD5 — Dan Rogers (@DannyPhantom24) May 28, 2021 The latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys...
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    Getty Micah Parsons is beyond excited to be joining the Cowboys. Micah Parsons was awarded the green helmet dot for his inaugural NFL campaign. The Dallas Cowboys‘ first-round rookie, chosen No. 12 overall in last month’s draft, revealed that he will play middle linebacker to begin the 2021 season. “I’m at MIKE linebacker,” Parsons said in a video posted Thursday to the team’s official Twitter account. “Looking at the playbook, this is a position for me to go sideline-to-sideline, make a lot of plays, and really stop that run. How I’m supposed to do.” Parsons says he'll begin #DallasCowboys minicamp at middle LB ????: https://t.co/xC7WZHqIp4 pic.twitter.com/QWp0wlFyKe — Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) May 14, 2021 The latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys newsletter here! Sign up for the Heavy on Cowboys Newsletter! ‘I’m Back’The Cowboys on Friday kicked off their three-day rookie minicamp, of which Parsons was the shining star. The Penn State product, who opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, admitted he experienced “rust” after taking...
    Micah Parsons had an awesome reaction to being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. The former Penn State star linebacker was drafted 12th overall last Thursday in the first round of the draft, and fans can now see the incredible reaction he had. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Micah Parsons (@_micahparsons11) In a video released by the NFL late Wednesday afternoon, Parsons was consumed by emotions as the team called to inform him that they’d drafted him. Give it a watch below. .@MicahhParsons11 has always dreamed of playing for the @dallascowboys. His family’s reaction will give you chills. (via @NFLFilms) ????: Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL: TONIGHT at 8pm ET on ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/GlPLWr06PB — NFL (@NFL) May 5, 2021 I love everything about this video. Not only was Parsons juiced to be a member of the Cowboys, but his entire family was amped up for him. They couldn’t have been more excited for the former PSU star.   View this post on Instagram...
    Getty New Cowboys LB Micah Parsons The accusations that dogged Micah Parsons in college have followed him to the NFL. Predictably, given the disturbing nature of such accusations, Parsons was peppered with a particular question after the Dallas Cowboys used the No. 12 overall pick on the former Penn State linebacker: What about his widely-publicized hazing incidents? Fake news, apparently. “They did all their background checks, and I let them know the truth,” Parsons said in last Thursday night’s post-draft news conference, via the official team website. “There’s nothing pending against me. Everything was dropped and all that type of stuff. They were false allegations. I never got to speak on my name because it’s hard to say that while you’re in the process, but obviously, they did their background. They know I’m not a character concern at all. I think I’m a great person, and I’m going to keep becoming a better father and person every day, not only for myself but for my entire family. And Cowboys nation, now I got to represent them every day...
    Getty Micah Parsons wanted to land with the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas Cowboys’ top draft pick Micah Parsons is likely wishing for a do-over after using an interesting choice of words to describe the team’s linebacker group. During an interview on The Michael Irvin Podcast, Parsons described the Cowboys linebackers with him added to the mix as a “terrorist attack.” “I bring speed, versatility, physicality,” Parsons explained. “I bring that dog and competitiveness. I’m going to make everyone around me better. I’m going to challenge everyone, push everyone. So, you know, I think our morale’s going to through the roof. I think when you add me next to Jaylon and Vander Esch, I think that’s scary, man. You’ve got three athletic linebackers that can all hustle, play and get to the ball. It was scary, now it’s a terrorist attack.” Parsons clearly did not mean anything malicious with his analogy, but there are better ways to describe things given the state of the world. The new Cowboys linebacker has only been an NFL player for a few days,...
    Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons was dreaming the Cowboys would draft him and his reaction to them doing so is priceless.  When you’re a top NFL Draft prospect, sitting in the waiting room mentally preparing to hear your name get called can most certainly be tough. Just ask Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons about that. Last week, the stud ‘backer was going through the process, but had high hopes the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones would come calling and take him with the No. 12 overall pick. Well, that indeed ended up happening and Parsons’ reaction to it is nothing short of incredible. Micah Parsons kept on telling himself he wants to end up with the #Cowboys. He waited patiently in the green room… and then he got the call. Oh man, this is amazing. (via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/ia78RPG2ni — NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) May 5, 2021 Micah Parsons had an incredible reaction to the Dallas Cowboys taking him in the first roundParsons was understandably nervous last Thursday night. This was a life-changing moment for him and he had no idea...
    NFL insiders play free-agent matchmaker as signings no longer count towards compensatory picks. Plus, Micah Parsons’ impact on the Dallas Cowboys and more. The NFL Draft has concluded. Another milepost in the league’s offseason has arrived. Micah Parsons, the All-American and ultra-versatile linebacker from Penn State had long been sitting near the top of the Cowboys’ NFL Draft board. And after trading back two spots, gaining an asset for their troubles, Parsons paired a Dallas draft hat with his midnight blue suit Thursday night in Cleveland. Parsons, 6-foot-3 and 244 pounds, has drawn comparisons from NFL executives to Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ All-Pro Devin White. But, Parsons might have an even loftier ceiling, because of his ability to dominate in coverage from sideline to sideline, as well as how disruptive he is in the backfield, after producing 6.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss, two years after arriving in Happy Valley as a five-star recruit and the highest-rated defensive end in the nation. “Micah Parsons is an incredible, incredible athlete,” former Penn State edge rusher, and 2020 Carolina Panthers second-round pick Yetur Gross-Matos...
    Getty Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Micah Parsons responded to new teammate Ezekiel Elliott’s viral Draft-night dig with a salvo of his own. “I thought it was funny,” Parsons told reporters after being selected, via SI.com. “We’re going to get after it every day. He’s one of the top five backs in the league … I’m going to push him every day, and that’s how it’s going to be.” The Cowboys, after agreeing to a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, nabbed Parsons — arguably the top defender in the 2021 class — at No. 12 overall last Thursday. Minutes later, Elliott took to Twitter, blasting out to his 2.1 million followers a (friendly) jab toward the ex-Penn State linebacker. @MicahhParsons11 don’t touch me in practice rook . . . ???? — Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) April 30, 2021 Parsons, to his credit, did not — and will not — back down. ???????????????? we’ll see! https://t.co/EcFhHQ68Pn — Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) April 30, 2021 The latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys...
    The Dallas Cowboys selected linebacker Micah Parsons with the No. 12 pick of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, and the team’s newest rookie was greeted with a playful warning from Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott tweeted at Parsons almost immediately after Dallas drafted the Penn State linebacker. "[D]on’t touch me in practice rook," the star running back wrote. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Parsons wrote back: "[W]e’ll see!" The team’s newest linebacker was also welcomed to the team by several other Cowboys stars. AARON RODGERS NOT GETTING TRADED AMID REPORTS OF QUARTERBACK BEING 'DISGRUNTLED,' GM SAYS Dallas traded back in the draft after two of the top cornerbacks the team was reportedly targeting were selected right ahead of them. The Cowboys made a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, allowing their NFC East rivals to move up in the draft while also skipping over the New York Giants. Parsons played two seasons at Penn State and skipped the third season over coronavirus concerns. In 26 games, he recorded 191 tackles with 18 tackles for a loss. He added 6.5...
    Jerry Jones was determined to land a difference-maker on defense — even if he had to take a player with question marks about his character who opted out of last season because of COVID-19 concerns. After allowing the most points in franchise history last year (473), the Cowboys had to improve their defense. Top cornerbacks Jaycee Horn and Patrick Surtain II weren’t there at No. 10, so they traded back two spots — and added a third-round pick in the process in a trade with the division-rival Eagles — and wound up with Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons at No. 12. Parsons notched 109 total tackles as a sophomore in 2019 but didn’t play last year. During his predraft press conference, Jones said players who opted against playing were “compromised.” It didn’t stop the Cowboys owner and CEO from selecting the Penn State linebacker, who has good size (6-foot-3, 246 pounds), speed (4.39 seconds in the 40-yard dash) and athleticism (34-inch vertical leap). In two seasons, he had 6.5 sacks and six forced fumbles. “I’m very focused on the ability...
    More On: nfl draft 2021 Giants’ rivalry intensified by Eagles’ NFL Draft treachery The NFL forgot why everyone was tuning in for the draft Packers may have made Aaron Rodgers angrier with NFL Draft pick Bill Belichick may haunt Jets all over again Jerry Jones was determined to land a difference-maker on defense — even if he had to take a player with question marks about his character who opted out of last season because of COVID-19 concerns. After allowing the most points in franchise history last year (473), the Cowboys had to improve their defense. Top cornerbacks Jaycee Horn and Patrick Surtain II weren’t there at No. 10, so they traded back two spots — and added a third-round pick in the process in a trade with the division-rival Eagles — and wound up with Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons at No. 12. Parsons notched 109 total tackles as a sophomore in 2019 but didn’t play last year. During his predraft press conference, Jones said players who opted against playing were “compromised.” It didn’t stop the Cowboys owner...
    Getty New Cowboys LB Micah Parsons Ezekiel Elliott just went there. Shortly after the Dallas Cowboys selected Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Pro Bowl running back tweeted a curious message to his newest teammate. @MicahhParsons11 don’t touch me in practice rook . . . ???? — Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) April 30, 2021 To which Parsons replied … ???????????????? we’ll see! https://t.co/EcFhHQ68Pn — Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) April 30, 2021 The latest Dallas Cowboys news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Cowboys newsletter here! Sign up for the Heavy on Cowboys Newsletter! Meaning of Zeke’s TweetThe missive has since gone viral on Cowboys Twitter, accumulating over 16,000 likes and 350 replies as of press time. Probably because it’s not as innocent as it appears: a veteran playfully jabbing his rookie counterpart. Elliott seemingly was referencing Parsons’ checkered past at Penn State, where various off-field issues damaged his stock and sent him spiraling out of the top-10. The accusations against the 21-year-old (and other...
    Getty Micah Parsons is beyond excited to be joining the Cowboys. New draftee Micah Parsons wasted no time sending a message to Dallas Cowboys fans about the state of the defense heading into next season. After nearly taking out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with a bear hug, Parsons relayed a message as to what the Cowboys were getting with their newest linebacker. “Once I get into AT&T Stadium, it’s up,” Parsons told NFL Network moments after being drafted. “I knew, this is where I wanted to go. I wanted to be in blue. …They’re going to get an ultimate competitor. You’re going to get someone who is going to give their all for his team. Me and the boy Jaylon Smith and [Leighton] Vander Esch out there. Let’s turn it up. We’re going to make it ‘LBU’ again. Let’s get it.” The Cowboys were widely expected to take a cornerback at No. 10, but a potential worst-case scenario played out with both Jaycee Horn and Patrick Surtain II going in back-to-back picks ahead of Dallas. The...
    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott sent a hilarious warning to rookie linebacker Micah Parsons. The Dallas Cowboys fans went through all the emotions in the first-round of the 2021 NFL Draft. After seeing the top cornerbacks get taken right before they were on the clock, the Cowboys traded down with the Philadelphia Eagles. Even so, the Cowboys still ended up with a hell of a player in Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons. With Parsons entering the fray in Dallas, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott sent out a stern but funny warning to the rookie — do not touch him in practice. @MicahhParsons11 don’t touch me in practice rook . . . ???? — Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) April 30, 2021 Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott sends out stern but funny warning to rookie Micah ParsonsThe tweet was obviously made in jest, because Parsons has proven throughout his college playing that he is a ferocious tackler. Parsons played in his freshman and sophomore seasons at Penn State, as he opted out of this past season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In those...
    FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Cowboys needed help on defense and they got it in the form of Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons on Thursday night, April 29. The Cowboys traded their 10th pick of the draft two NFC East rival Philadelphia after two cornerbacks, Jaycee Horn and Patrick Surtain II, were picked 8th and 9th. The Cowboys received the Eagles’ 12th pick and used it on Parsons, along with a third-round pick. Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Micah Parsons (11) hoists the Defensive MVP trophy after the Goodyear Cotton Bowl between the Memphis Tigers and the Penn State Nittany Lions on December 28, 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by John Bunch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) According to The Draft Network: Micah Parsons projects as a dynamic impact player at the NFL level. Parsons, who elected to opt-out of the 2020 college football season, has two seasons of high-impact play on his film resume and his impact was only further affirmed as the Penn State defense fell apart without him on the field for the 2020...
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (CBS) — Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons is one of the best defensive players in the 2021 NFL Draft class, but some football experts are saying he’s slipping in the rankings. The Harrisburg native was initially expected to be selected high in the first round Thursday night, but recent speculation over his character has some experts dropping him to the end of the first round. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein has him slipping to the No. 29 overall pick because of “character concerns,” but he also says Parsons will be hard to pass on “with his high-impact potential.” The character speculation links back to a 2020 ESPN report where a former player alleged head coach James Franklin told him not to report a physical fight that broke out with Parsons involving punches, choking and a knife being pulled to police in 2018. READ MORE: Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Reduces Hospitalization Risk By 94% Among Older Adults, CDC Study Says But in a recent interview with CBS Sports, Parsons said he is not worried about if he falls in the...
    The NFL Draft is like Christmas for football nerds: a brief, glorious spectacle for fans in the middle of a bleak offseason, where every team has renewed hope, if only for a few hours. Even Jets fans can come out of the draft with a reason to believe, before getting their spirits crushed once again in early September. It’s also a great time for degenerates. For the first time in months, and the last time for months, you can spend several straight hours betting on the NFL. Not actual football, mind you, but the anticipation can be just as dramatic as that of a game. With how connected NFL media has become, it’s becoming increasingly possible to win money on the draft. Here are a few prop bets we like ahead of Thursday’s first round (all odds from BetMGM Sportsbook): Micah Parsons draft position, over 13.5: -120 If you had asked me to pencil in Parsons’ draft position a few months ago, I’d have said he was a lock for the top 10. The middle linebacker has excellent sideline-to-sideline speed...
    Micah Parsons has a great plan for his first NFL paycheck. Parsons is expected to be one of the first players off of the board Thursday night when the first round of the draft starts, and that means he’ll instantly be guaranteed millions of dollars. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) How does the former Penn State star plan on spending it? By taking care of his mother.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Micah Parsons (@_micahparsons11) “I want to finally get my own house, clear my mom’s debt, I moved a lot when I was younger and if I could put me and my mother into our own home and have something to call ours, it would be amazing,” Parsons told BroBible during a recent interview.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Micah Parsons (@_micahparsons11) Hard to imagine he could have given BroBible a better answer than taking care of his mother. While I hate telling people how to spend their money,...
    New York Giants: Micah Parsons is Peter King’s projected pick for Big Blue Cay North April 27, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditHeaded into the final stretch before the draft, one of the top defensive prospects linked to the New York Giants is Micah Parsons. The Giants don’t take linebackers in the first round very often, but they have a tendency to make good picks when they do take a leap of faith on one. A lot of people think Parsons deserves to be the player that breaks their streak of not spending their first pick on this position. And some analysts think this is an actual possibility. One of the ones mocking Parsons to the Giants is Peter King, who released his final mock draft and made the bold prediction that the Giants will take Parsons over DeVonta Smith, Rashawn Slater, or any other player on offense. Last Giants’ first-round linebacker: Carl Banks, 1983. Okay, so once every 38 years a linebacker comes out who’s worth it. The Giants always do a good job...
    Oregon tackle Penei Sewell and Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons admit that opting out wasn’t easy.   They were All-American selections in 2019. Sewell won the Outland Trophy, and Parsons was a finalist for the Butkus Award. They were considered top-10 picks for the 2021 NFL Draft before opting out of the 2020 college football season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   “I just missed the edge you get from being able to dominate people in front of me,” Parsons told Sporting News. “Just being able to go attack people and go compete and challenge teammates and challenge myself. … It was just a really tough situation for everyone.”   MORE: NFL mock draft 2021, 3-round edition Sewell and Parsons, however, are still among those opt-outs expected to be first-round picks at the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday in Cleveland. Both prospects are partnered with USAA, and they gave credit to their respective families and their military backgrounds for their draft preparation.   Sewell struggled to find a routine after the decision to opt out. It’s difficult to find a true substitute for game reps. He allowed just one sack in 1,376 snaps while playing...
    ESPN’s Todd McShay explains why Penn State football star Micah Parsons has been slipping. Slated as the best linebacker prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft, Penn State football standout Micah Parsons has seen his draft stock take a hit and ESPN NFL Draft expert Todd McShay explains why. “Micah Parsons has fallen,” said McShay on the First Draft podcast. “Micah Parsons is the best defensive player in this draft based solely on tape, but he’s got some off-the-field issues, some past character stuff and some things that teams are concerned about in terms of bringing things in. So he’s going to fall a little bit but, again, I think he’s going to be a star in the league. I really do. If you can move back and get Parsons and additional picks, that’s a win for Detroit.” While the Detroit Lions at No. 7 feel like the earliest he could be coming off the board, McShay thinks Parsons could fall even further, possibly to the worst team to make the playoffs a season ago: The Washington Football Team picking at No....
    Getty Future NFL LB Micah Parsons. Though the Las Vegas Raiders‘ need at linebacker isn’t as glaring as it once was, there’s one play that is likely to catch their eye. Micah Parsons out of Penn State is everything the team has needed for years. He’s a playmaker who excels against the run, can cover and rush the passer. It once seemed impossible that he’d fall all the way down to No. 17 in the first round of the NFL Draft, but due to a likely run of quarterbacks, wide receivers and offensive linemen, the Raiders may have the opportunity to land a serious steal. Parsons recently revealed to Heavy.com that he’s already spoken with head coach Jon Gruden. The linebacker also gave his thoughts on the coach. “I think he’s hard-nosed. I think he’s a coach that knows what he wants,” Parsons said in a phone call Monday. “Very disciplined, very structured coach and I think those are the types of coaches I like playing for.” Gruden has been clear about wanting an alpha personality on his...
    Getty Former Penn State LB Micah Parsons. There probably isn’t a defensive player in the upcoming NFL draft with more upside than former Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons. The 6-foot-3, 246-pound man somehow ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at his Pro Day and posts all of the athletic traits that teams want to see in prospects. As the draft nears, it’s becoming apparent that there could be a big run of offensive players early in the draft. Passing on Parsons could leave a lot of teams upset down the road. Former NFL Pro Bowler and Penn State Nittany Lion LaVar Arrington said on Fox Sports’ The Herd that Parsons is a mix between Von Miller and Ray Lewis. The young linebacker had a chance to give his thoughts on the comparison. “I didn’t really know how to feel about that, you know? I kind of just laughed on it,” Parson told Heavy.com on Monday. “I could see it. I’m kind of like a mixture of them. I wouldn’t say that I’m a pure pass rusher as Von Miller...
    Getty Chris Spielman speaks at a media engagement. The Detroit Lions have a big decision to make in terms of the NFL Draft, and if one player is in the mix, it could be due to the excitement of one particular member of the front office. Detroit has plenty of needs to fill out, but one of the biggest continues to be on the defensive side of the ball. The Lions have a need for an elite linebacker, but the trouble is, questions are swirling about if one exists in the 2021 NFL Draft. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! Some will say Penn State’s Micah Parsons fits the bill, while others will admit that is not the case. But according to a new report, Chris Speilman could be sold on the speedy linebacker. According to a Football Morning in America piece by Peter King of NBC Sports, the team may look at wideout or offensive line unless Spielman gets his way and...
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