Micah Parsons sends subtle message to Cowboys after salary cap surge

The Cowboys are going to have to pay Parsons sooner rather than later

Fanatics and NFL Stars Davante Adams, Micah Parsons and Damar Hamlin Surprise Make-A-Wish Kids at
Fanatics and NFL Stars Davante Adams, Micah Parsons and Damar Hamlin Surprise Make-A-Wish Kids at / Anna Webber/GettyImages

More money, more problems? That could end up being the case for the Dallas Cowboys. Just recently, it was announced that available cap space for teams will skyrocket to $255.4 million for the 2024 campaign. This means Jerry Jones and Co. have additional money to play with.

Obviously, the priority is to get new deals done with quarterback Dak Prescott and wideout CeeDee Lamb. However, star pass-rusher Micah Parsons is next in line to get a massive payday from America's Team. Parsons knows there's extra dough on the table for Dallas to use on him too.

Micah Parsons is ready for the Cowboys to give him a monster extension

While Parsons knows that the team has to focus on Lamb and Prescott first, that doesn't mean he's not expecting to be paid like one of the top players in the NFL sooner rather than later. In 2023, 49ers pass-rusher Nick Bosa signed a mind-blowing $170 million contract.

It's unknown how much Parsons will be expecting to get from the Cowboys, but there's no question he deserves to be in the same neighborhood numbers wise as Bosa. This past season for Dallas, Parsons posted yet another brilliant year, finishing with a career-high 14 sacks. In two of three seasons, he's taken home First-Team All Pro honors.

This kid is the real deal and he's the face of the defense for the Cowboys. Dallas also has the option to pick up Parson's fifth-year option, which would result in him making about $24 million in 2025 if he's locked in as an outside linebacker - he'll take home $21 million as a defensive end.

The absolute last thing Jones and Mike McCarthy are going to want is for Parsons to be unhappy about his contract situation moving forward. That's why, if possible, getting a deal done ASAP would take a lot of pressure off for everyone.

However, as you already know, other guys need to get their raises as well. Only time will tell what ends up happening with Parsons, but now more than ever he knows there's extra room with the cap space for the front office to give him what he wants.