“Now Why Would You Call Me Out Like That?”: Micah Parsons Gets Taken To School By Amari Cooper, Immediately Learns A Lesson From Cowboys Veteran

Ashish Priyadarshi
|Published 09/06/2021

Micah Parsons is set to become a star on the Cowboys, but it seems like the rookie is already learning that there is always a price to pay in the NFL.

Engaging in a friendly game of chess with his teammate Amari Cooper, Parsons thought he had it all figured out. He called out the Chess Champ of the Dallas Cowboys, feeling confident he could take down the veteran.\

Well…it still feels like the rookie has a long way to go before he can take on Cooper like that:

Better luck next time Micah. You thought you might have had Amari Cooper’s number this time, but well, you’ll definitely have more chances.

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Micah Parsons Experiments With Pass Rushing During OTA’s, Cowboys Rookie Ready To Make An Immediate Impact

While Parsons might be losing on the chess board, he is trying to be the best player he can be on the Dallas defensive front. During OTA’s Parsons even tried experimenting at the pass rushing position instead of playing the traditional linebacking role he’s used to:

The Cowboys rookie is using the offseason valuably as he gets used to his team and the scheme he’s meant to play in. When asked about his pass rushing duties, Parsons responded:

“Last week we were watching film of pass rush and D-Law came up to me and was like, ‘You pass rush like that, Rook?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I used to be a defensive end.’ He was like, ‘All right, tap in with me.’ Me and him have been getting closer. If he’s out there, he’ll help me out and we’ll talk a little bit. Coming up here after OTAs are over, we’re going to work together before camp starts.”

Parsons was one of the highest graded blitzing linebackers in this draft, so it makes sense that the Cowboys are trying him out at different positions. If he could turn into a versatile linebacker who can also line up on the defensive line, he could quickly turn into the best defensive player on the Dallas Cowboys.

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Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi is The SportsRush's content manager and editor. Ashish freelanced for 1 year in the NFL division before taking on an editorial role in the company. He then tacked on managing content while adding on a writing role in the NBA division. Ashish has been closely following the NFL and NBA since the 2012 season when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Derrick Rose was at the height of his powers. Since then, Ashish has focused on honing his knowledge for both leagues in, even writing crossover pieces. In his free time, Ashish is an avid basketball player, he loves to watch movies and TV shows, immersing himself in the cinematic world. Ashish studies computer science and data science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and would love to mesh his love for sports with his technical skills.

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