Cowboys’ Micah Parsons can’t fall for Eagles fan Mike Trout’s trap

Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

There’s no arguing the Dallas Cowboys are the class of the NFC East. Even following their embarrassing first-round playoff exit, they finished 12-5, earned a home playoff game and finished 6-0 in the division.

There’s also no doubting that Dallas needs to perform better against the league’s upper-echelon teams, but you can’t hold it against them that they’ve cleaned up in the division since Dak Prescott became the starter in 2016.

With that said, the Eagles could pose a legitimate threat to the Cowboys in terms of reclaiming the NFC East crown after their headline-grabbing offseason, which continued this week when they won the James Bradberry sweepstakes.

The matchups between Dallas and Philly will suddenly feature ample star power on both sides, so Mike McCarthy will need the likes of Prescott, DeMarcus Lawrence, Micah Parsons and CeeDee Lamb to be at their best in these games.

When it comes to Parsons, he had the luxury of meeting Angels superstar Mike Trout after a Texas Rangers game. The three-time MVP gave Parsons a signed bat that included a sneaky trap message for the Cowboys phenom.

Mike Trout wanting Cowboys star Micah Parsons to “take it easy” on the Eagles next season is wishful thinking.

This was a classy gesture from Trout … or was it? While the nine-time All-Star clearly has great respect for Parsons, he’s a huge Eagles fan and wasn’t going to bypass the chance to help out Philadelphia with a little deception.

Of course, Parsons would never “take it easy” on anyone, let alone the Cowboys’ foremost rivals. After all, last year’s No. 12 overall pick only got one taste of the Cowboys-Eagles rivalry as a rookie. If you remember, Parsons entered COVID-19 protocol just before the teams’ Week 18 showdown in Philly.

That had to sting for Parsons, who made his mark vs the Birds earlier in the season when he notched four tackles and a half-sack in Week 4 when Dallas rolled to a 41-21 victory over Trout’s Eagles at AT&T Stadium.

Like we already mentioned, sweeping Philadelphia won’t come easy in 2022 after their aggressive offseason.

Between signing Bradberry to pair with shutdown corner Darius Slay, trading for AJ Brown to give Jalen Hurts another star target alongside DeVonta Smith, adding Haason Reddick to bolster their pass-rush, agreeing to a re-worked deal with Fletcher Cox and bringing back Jason Kelce, the Eagles dominated the offseason and now boast one of the NFC’s most gifted rosters.

That’s to say nothing of their draft, when they added Georgia defensive stars Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean.

We all know Parsons like a challenge and he’d never dream of turning down a request from a future first-ballot Hall of Famer in Trout, but Dallas will need the Penn State product to be full throttle against the Eagles in 2022 and beyond.

Sorry, Trout, but Parsons isn’t falling for your trap!