Micah Parsons wants the media to tone down their criticism of the Dallas Cowboys.
Richard Sherman will not commit.
Parsons and the Cowboys received a lot of criticism for their performance in an ugly 42-10 loss to the 49ers in Week 5, but when Dallas wound up beating the Los Angeles Chargers and the 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles lost to inferior opponents in Week 6, Parsons called out the media for criticizing the other two NFC powerhouses. The same way the Cowboys did one week ago.
Former 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman was asked on Wednesday’s episode of “Undisputed” if he had a problem with Parsons’ plea.
“I have a problem with that, Skip. I have a problem with that,” Sherman said. “He doesn’t want to be attacked by the media. I have a very simple solution for you, brother. Don’t get beat by 32 (points) in prime time. You’re not going to get attacked by anyone. You win this game, no one’s going to beat you.”
“If you lose this game by seven points, no one will really beat you. They’ll say: ‘You’re all beaten, that’s how it is, you played well.’ If you get a sack in that game, they say ‘Hey, Micah Parsons played well, he did his job, he had a big impact on the game’. If Dak Prescott throws three or four touchdowns in that game, they don’t criticize Dak Prescott, they say, “Hey, Dak Prescott had a really good game, solid game.”
Sherman believes that because of how poorly the Cowboys played under the bright lights of “Sunday Night Football” and their Week 3 loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals, this criticism is not only valid, but justified.
“Another thing is why they lost that game.” “That’s not what happened, your defense gave up 42, Dak Prescott threw three interceptions,” Sherman added. “The criticism was necessary and warranted. It’s very difficult to praise a team that won 42-10 in prime time. No matter who the team is. My apologies to Micah Parsons, we had no positive things to say about your 42-10 loss.” “And then your other loss was also by double digits to a team that has only won one game this season. It’s hard to find positive things to say when you’re saying the energy has to stay the same.”
Parsons and the Cowboys (4-2) are currently the fifth seed in the NFC and remain in excellent position to make the playoffs. However, many believe that although Dallas is a good team, their losses to the Cardinals and 49ers are proof that they do not belong in the same league as the 49ers and Eagles.
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