Jerry Jones' absurd Micah Parsons take proves he has no idea what he's doing

Jan 16, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Micah Parsons (11) meets with
Jan 16, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Micah Parsons (11) meets with / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL Draft is hours away and it could not come soon enough. After all, it will serve as a needed respite for Dallas Cowboys fans after Jerry Jones brought more embarrassment to the franchise on Tuesday.

Speaking at the Cowboys' pre-draft press conference, Jones was pressed about why he's waited until the last-minute to extend Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons. If you can believe it, Jones wants to see more from the superstar trio.

When discussing the Cowboys' draft plans and roster holes, Jones raved about the depth of this offensive line class. That might be seen as a dead giveaway about what Dallas intends to do with the No. 24 overall pick.

Perhaps the only thing Jones said that fans agreed with is that he's open to trading down. In explaining his rationale, though, the Cowboys owner made one of his worst gaffes yet. Jones said he's against moving back if a player like Micah Parsons is available.

That's exactly what Dallas did in 2021 with Parsons still on the board.

Jerry Jones doesn't remember trading back when the Cowboys drafted Micah Parsons

Jones could have named any great Cowboy to bolster his argument. CeeDee Lamb, Michael Irvin and Larry Allen all would have sufficed, but he listed the one player that refuted his entire spiel. Maybe it was an in-the-moment mistake, but that doesn't make it any less of a terrible look for the owner.

After all, Parsons could go down as one of the best Cowboys ever. How does Jones not remember how Dallas got him?

Multiple teams coveted the No. 10 overall pick and the Cowboys eventually got an offer they couldn't turn down. They sent the 10th pick to the Eagles for pick No. 12 overall and No. 84 overall in round three. The Eagles took DeVonta Smith and Dallas struck gold in Parsons while netting an extra day two pick.

It could go down as one of the draft moves in Cowboys history if Parsons remains on his current trajectory and wins a Super Bowl down the line. The No. 84 pick turned into rotational defensive lineman Chauncey Golston, but Parsons is already a three-time All-Pro at 24 years old.

The Cowboys' press conference was such a disaster that Jones' Parsons comment slipped through the cracks. In a presser full of lowlights and embarrassing one-liners, this was arguably the biggest letdown. Try as he might to come off as the smartest person in the room, Jones forgetting how Dallas landed Parsons is the latest piece of evidence that proves he has no idea what he's doing.

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