It wasn’t long ago that Dallas Cowboys superstar Micah Parsons was linked to the Detroit Lions during the pre-draft process. Slated with the No. 7 overall pick, several mock drafts projected Parsons to continue repping a Lions moniker after he played two years for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Luckily for the Cowboys, Detroit went with Oregon OT Penei Sewell. Both players have morphed into franchise cornerstones, but knowing the edge Parsons plays with on Sunday’s it’s fair to assume he keeps a list of the nine teams that passed over him on draft night.
Outside of the Cowboys’ 24-6 win over the Lions back in Week 7, the NFC squads’ paths seldom crossed throughout the campaign.
That could change in the offseason, however, as both teams have been pegged as potential trade destinations for Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown got the recruiting train rolling on the latest episode of his podcast, saying “I know you played with [Jared] Goff before. Detroit might seem like a landing spot, my guy. Talk to me.”
Though not advocating for Dallas to make a deal for Ramsey, Parsons scoffed at the idea of a star spurning LA to play in the Motor City.
Cowboys’ Micah Parsons drags Lions, city of Detroit amid Jalen Ramsey rumors.
Lions fans were quick to come to their city’s defense, pointing out the fact that Goff, Michael Brockers, and Josh Reynolds each used to play for the Rams before ending up on the Lions. Of course, that decision was out of Goff and Brockers’ hands, as both players were traded from Los Angeles to Detroit.
The same can be said for St. Brown, who played in college at USC before Detroit made him a fourth-round pick in 2021.
Other fans took the stale route of reminding Parsons and his followers that the Cowboys and Lions have the same number of NFC Title Game appearances since the Defensive Player of the Year finalist was born in 1999.
Im sorry, did Parsons need a reminder of the year he was born? Were the parentheses necessary? This also doesn’t paint the Lions in a positive light, but hey, at least you got your shot at Parsons and the Cowboys.
Not to rain on Detroit’s parade, but it doesn’t seem like Ramsey is all that interested in joining forces with St.Brown in the upper Midwest.
Acquiring Ramsey would certainly give the upstart Lions an improved secondary, and they could use all the defensive reinforcements they can get after their high-octane offense managed six points against Parsons and the Cowboys defense in 2022.