Micah Parson clarified his comments on quarterback contracts after being perceived as a shadow aimed at Dallas Cowboys teammate Dak Prescott.
Parsons, citing tweeted comments from Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, points out that three of the last four quarterbacks remaining in the playoffs have made their rookie deals, which has allowed teams to attract more talent add around.
“Except for Mahomes, every team has a rookie deal in the last 4Qb and is surrounded by talent!” Parsons tweeted. “Mhmm, interesting shot!”
The Cowboys signed Prescott to a hefty overtime in March 2021 that will net him $31 million next season with a nearly $50 million cap hit. However, Parsons made it clear that his tweet was not referring to the Cowboys’ QB.
“Listen, we’re not sitting here like I’m talking about Dak. Shit, if I get paid I want a big contract too! Come on, stop grabbing!” Parsons tweeted. “Street law! Never count a man’s pockets!”
Prescott was under fire after the Cowboys lost 19-12 to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round. He threw a pair of interceptions in that game and secured the league lead despite missing several games.
Parsons appeared to point out the Cowboys’ problems with turnovers in his post-game press conference.
“The league repeats itself,” Parsons said. “The things that hurt early hurt us now. We have to find a way to fix the problem, we will be in the same situation.”
Parsons was referring to the work his unit did against the powerful 49ers, slowing their stars and holding them to just one touchdown. He also pointed out that the turnovers resulted in shorter fields and dots.
“I think we held them to a touchdown,” Parsons said. “And if you would tell me, we would come into this game and keep them under 20 points. If you take away the turnover points, keep them under 15. You would win the game. I really want to say that I think everyone left it out there, but they did bigger pieces.
Parsons shouldn’t worry about getting paid because if he keeps this up, it’s only a matter of time before that payday comes around. As bill’s pass-rusher Von Miller put it this season when Parsons appeared on his show, “When it comes time to pay you… maybe you’ll get your own team.” You play for Arlington Micah Parsons.”
Last year, Parsons was AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and came second in Defensive Player of the Year voting. Parsons took on an even bigger role in the Cowboys’ defense this season, moving all over the field and finishing with 65 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 27 quarterback hits, 13.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and defended three passes.
While Parsons was notable, he is unlikely to win the award as 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa was installed as a heavy favorite, finishing at -1,200 to take home the hardware.