Cowboys make stance on new Micah Parsons contract abundantly clear
The Cowboys spoke in circles across the particulars of Micah Parsons’ future contract, however one factor is obvious: he’s getting that cash.
The Dallas Cowboys could not have many playoff wins to indicate for it, but one may nonetheless say on paper they’ve one of the gifted rosters within the league.
And with large expertise comes large contracts: Dallas is anticipated to lock down Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, and some different stars within the close to future, one thing that the Cowboys’ wage cap wizards should work out.
Additionally within the combine for a mega-extension is pass-rusher Micah Parsons, the Cowboys’ 2021 first-round decide who might be eligible for a brand new deal after the 2023 season.
Parsons’ offseason transfer from linebacker to defensive finish means he’ll spend most of his 2023 snaps speeding the passer, which is one thing he’s grown accustomed to within the final two seasons, anyway.
His versatility, per Stephen Jones, solely makes Parsons extra beneficial to the staff, and Jones advised reporters that no matter the place he performs subsequent season, he’s going to get a well-deserved extension.
Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones doesn’t see Micah Parsons’ place (DE/LB) impacting his subsequent contract. “No, Micah is a good participant. He’s an important defensive soccer participant. Whether or not he will get 10-plus sacks a 12 months at linebacker or defensive finish, I don’t suppose it’s an enormous distinction. Micah…
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Cowboys’ Stephen Jones guarantees media Micah Parsons might be prolonged
Parsons completed second in Defensive Participant of the Yr voting in every of his first two seasons, racking up 26.5 sacks in complete.
With a clear invoice of well being and the power to terrorize any NFL quarterback, Parsons must be a Cowboy for a lot of, many extra years. However extending the Cowboys’ star quadruplet (Prescott, Lamb, Trevon Diggs, and Parsons) poses because the tallest of orders, one even the New Orleans Saints’ cap geniuses could not be capable of finesse.
Although Jones claims Parsons’ place doesn’t make a distinction in whether or not he will get a brand new contract, it does make a distinction in how a lot that contract will price the staff.
Within the NFL, defensive ends are sometimes paid greater than exterior linebackers; the distinction in franchise tenders is roughly $4 million extra for defensive ends.
That may not seem to be loads, however for the Cowboys particularly, each penny issues.
When it comes time to pay the piper, Parsons ought to command a deal in the identical ballpark as that of Aaron Donald, the present highest-paid defensive participant within the league. A staff must be batshit insane to let a defender of Parson’s caliber stroll away — Dallas has performed some insane issues previously however based mostly on Jones’ feedback, Parsons is untouchable.