Most players would abstain from trash-talking after losing 42-10 on national television, but Micah Parsons isn't wired like that. The Dallas Cowboys star took exception to 49ers tight end George Kittle's undershirt that he unveiled to the San Francisco faithful after he caught his third touchdown Sunday night.
The shirt read, "(Expletive) Dallas" and Parsons voiced his frustration with Kittle making the game "personal" even though the Cowboys had talked up the Week 5 matchup for weeks leading up to kickoff.
“Kittle’s my guy but [I’m gonna] say this: laugh now, cry later. We got something for that, just trust,” Parsons said on his podcast, 'The Edge.' “If we see them again, just trust. And we gonna put it just like that. I ain’t gonna put too much on it. You gonna make it personal? We can make it personal, that’s cool.”
Kittle's an intimidating player, but he's the least of Parsons concerns after his response reached 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel. Samuel answered the All-Pro during an appearance on the "Up and Adams" show with Kay Adams.
To say Samuel mic-dropped Parsons would be generous to the Cowboys star.
Deebo Samuel warns Micah Parsons after Cowboys star trash-talked the 49ers
Samuel revealed what we already knew: Week 5 was personal before the game started. The Cowboys are largely to thank for that.
Parsons, CeeDee Lamb, Jayron Kearse and DeMarcus Lawrence are just some of the players who hyped up the game. While no Cowboy was bold enough to slight San Francisco leading up to kickoff, it's clear Samuel and the 49ers heard the chatter and were out to send a message on Sunday night.
Then, Samuel made it personal.
“42 to 10, I don’t think you wanna see us again," Samuel told Adams. "It might be a little bit worse … laugh now, cry later. I don’t think you want to see us again.
That's a mic drop if we've ever seen one.
Parsons should probably take his medicine and perhaps give up trash talking for a little bit. While it serves as a self-motivator -- and he usually backs it up on the field, Sunday's dud notwithstanding -- it's more often than not detrimental to the team as it puts an unnecessary target on its back.
The Cowboys are in no position to be issuing warnings -- dare we say predictions -- to future teams, let alone the 49ers, who've won the last three meetings vs Dallas and seemingly have widened the gap after the 2022 playoffs.
We love Parsons' energy and willingness to back his teammates, but trash-talking a team that owns you this thoroughly will only cause more harm than good.