Micah Parsons Cowboys Sep 17, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) stretches on the field before the game against the New York Jets at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Micah Parsons teed off on the media during his weekly podcast Tuesday, claiming the Dallas Cowboys are held to a different standard than other teams.

Parsons took issue with the way the media covered losses by the NFL’s last two undefeated teams Sunday. The Cleveland Browns defeated the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets topped the Philadelphia Eagles. Parsons pointed out FS1 analyst Emmanuel Acho seemed to make excuses for the 49ers.

“I heard a quote,Acho said this, which pissed me off,” Parsons said during On The Edge with Micah Parsons. “He said, ‘I’m not worried about the 49ers, they were missing Christian McCaffrey. They were missing Deebo Samuel.’

“This is what pissed me off about that, OK. They started that game. The Browns were missing Deshaun Watson. They were missing Nick Chubb. They were missing Jack Conklin. They were missing them key factors before the game even started. So why is it that we (the Cowboys) are just scrubs and we’re nobodies that don’t deserve to be on the field, and we’re just all talk, but there’s 100 excuses for these other teams.”

Parsons was referencing the media coverage following the Cowboys’ 42-10 annihilation at the hand of the 49ers in Week 5. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott took plenty of heat after that loss, in which he threw three interceptions.

But Parsons pointed out Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had three interceptions in Sunday’s loss, with no apparent negative media coverage.

“I just don’t condone the bashing of Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys, and [not] have the same energy for the Eagles,” Parsons said. “The Eagles were healthy. They had Jalen Hurts. They had their receiving corps. They had their explosive weapons.

“Because I see my quarterback maybe not have the red-zone success, but move the ball way better than the Eagles did Sunday night. We want the same energy for everybody. Because there’s a whole bunch of bashing when it’s Dak Prescott, but not the same when it’s the Eagles.”

Parson’s final message to the media?

“If y’all just going to hate Cowboys nation, just say y’all hate Cowboys nation,” he said. “But don’t sit here and throw shade on us. Keep the same energy for everybody. That’s all it is.”

Parsons probably missed former 49ers quarterback Steve Young’s recent comments about the Cowboys. Young, a longtime ESPN broadcaster before being laid off earlier this year, told NBC Bay Area’s Raj Mathai the Cowboys’ “America’s Team” mindset has been bad for the team.

“The Cowboys constantly believe they’re the greatest. I mean, it’s amazing,” Young said. “Like, ‘I got a star on my helmet. I’m great!’ You’re like, ‘No, you’re not! You’re not.’ And I think one of the issues that they have as an organization — and it’s hard to overcome — is that they’re great when they put the helmet on.”

[Yahoo Sports]

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