Parsons on Philly: ‘Pretty sure they hate me’
FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Micah Parsons knows how Philadelphia feels about him.
“I’m pretty sure they hate me,” Parsons said.
Appearing on “The Voncast” with Von Miller recently, Parsons asked, “When you see the Eagles, is it [Jalen] Sick or team?” When Miller replied, “I think it’s a bit of both, man,” Parsons said, “It’s system and team!”
Several Eagles responded to Parsons on Wednesday.
“I’m going to be worried about the Chicago Bears this week, man, worried about this game. Micah has to worry about his game this week too. I don’t know who they’re playing, pardon the language. Just worried about who you got this week,” said left tackle Jordan Mailata. “That’s how we do it here. I’m not going to worry about another comment anyone has to say. It’s how we focus and run our business. We own the Chicago Bears, not Chicago Micah Parsons.”
On Thursday, Parsons was asked if he wanted to clarify his comments
“I mean, you have to stick to everything you say as a man, but obviously, they cut it short and take a line from what was actually talked about,” Parsons said. “But no pun intended or no disrespect to Hurts, I think he did well this year. But you know me I am a defensive man and I say the Eagles defense is a team to watch. They are just got an amazing player there that’s been playing all year, so from a defensive perspective, i know how offensive guys get all the credit, so i just want to defend the defensive guys because conversation is the most valuable player, is it just the quarterback?
“Sometimes, I say, ‘I know a few defensive people who deserve to be in that conversation,’ or even other positions, you know. Even receivers. Look what Tyreek Hill did this year. So it’s nothing against nothing quarterback or something like that. It’s about the most valuable player and what people bring to their team. That’s the conversation. That’s where I stand on it.”
Even though the Cowboys will play the Eagles on Christmas Eve, Parsons said his focus will be on this week’s opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“I have to focus on Trevor Lawrence. How do I meet Trevor Lawrence when he comes along. He’s an amazing player, and what they bring, that’s where my focus is,” he said. “I just had a great conversation with Von, a person I admire, helping him out on his podcast, and the next thing I know it’s a hurricane. You see how it goes. We only talk football. Not once have I ever disrespected Hurts or any other player in any way. I’m only talking football. Like, if football is such a painful conversation, then what are we playing for? I think the job hurts more than the conversation, you know?
“If we can’t have an opinion, I mean, you guys can s—all day, why can’t we just have a little chat? I don’t understand what hurts so much when we talk about each other. We we are players. We are playing every day. So I think people should have an opinion.”