Micah Parsons spills beans on Cowboys secret, may have jeopardized career milestone

Micah Parsons was a little too revealing on the Pat McAfee show.
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The Dallas Cowboys are the best team in the NFL through two games and they might have the best player in the league in Micah Parsons.

Parsons might have turned in the finest performance of his career in the Cowboys' 20-point demolition of the Jets in Week 2. He notched two sacks, six pressures, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble that he ripped out of Jets running back Dalvin Cook's hands in a showcase of his brute strength.

Parsons returned the fumble for a touchdown, but he was grazed by Laken Tomlinson as he recovered the football and the score was called back.

Coming off such a dominant showing, Parsons has made the rounds on national shows this week, in addition to hosting his own podcast, "The Edge."

On Tuesday, Parsons went on the Pat McAfee Show to discuss Dallas' hot start. In a potentially regrettable moment, though, Parsons revealed Mike McCarthy has let him get scout team reps at tight end in practice.

Cowboys' Micah Parsons reveals possible offensive role to Pat McAfee

Parsons and McAfee laughed it off, but Parsons did acknowledge he probably shouldn't have went that far. We'll call this a mea culpa moment for Parsons, who hopefully didn't jeopardize getting a couple offensive snaps this season.

After all, this isn't the first time we've made mention of Parsons' playing on offense.

Before the season, FS1's Nick Wright predicted Parsons to have a 20-sack season and catch a touchdown. It'd be a career milestone and perfect capper to what is shaping up to be a career-defining season for the two-time All-Pro.

He's the prohibitive favorite to win Defensive Player of the Year and national shows are debating whether he should be in the MVP conversation. While MVP has become a quarterback award, Parsons has arguably been the league's most valuable player over the first two weeks.

Parsons will have to maintain an absurd pace to remain in the MVP conversation, but scoring an offensive touchdown would only bolster his case. Cowboys fans just have to hope his appearance with McAfee won't dissuade McCarthy from giving him scout team reps at tight end.

It likely won't make a difference, but over 110,00 people have watched Parsons' interview with McAfee and over 400,000 streamed Tuesday's full show. That's a lot of eyes and you have to think various NFL players and coaches took note of Parsons' comments.

Regardless, at least Parsons recognized he went a little too far with his answer and needs to keep secrets like this in-house.

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