Cowboys rookie LB Micah Parsons said he is learning multiple new positions in this Dallas defense.
“Honestly, the last two weeks have been a big transition phase for me,” Parsons said, via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. “Obviously learning more checks, being more vocal, playing a new position, actually playing multiple positions. It has been pretty hectic for me, but I think each and every day I’m picking up something and just going out there making early mistakes. That way I’m creating a base and a ground, getting ready for camp.”
Parsons added that DE DeMarcus Lawrence has been impressed with his pass rush abilities.
“Last week we were watching film of pass rush and D-Law came up to me and was like, ‘You pass rush like that, Rook?’’’ Parsons said. “I was like, ‘Yeah, I used to be a defensive end.’ He was like, ‘All right, tap in with me.’ Me and him have been getting closer. If he’s out there, he’ll help me out and we’ll talk a little bit. Coming up here after OTAs are over, we’re going to work together before camp starts.”
- 94WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks lists some trade candidates the Eagles could pursue to address their need at cornerback, including Texans CB Bradley Roby.
- Philadelphia would have to do some kind of restructure or extension to absorb Roby’s $9.5 million base salary but Shorr-Parks thinks a rebuilding Houston team might part with him.
- Shorr-Parks also lists Buccaneers CB Ross Cockrell and Chiefs CB Rashad Fenton as potential options given they are currently depth options on their respective teams and have starting experience.
- However, Tampa Bay and Kansas City are firmly in contending windows and might not want to part with even depth for what probably would be a Day 3 draft pick.
Giants’ QB Daniel Jones said that he’s excited about the prospect of building on his first two years in the NFL.
“Still learning and trying to improve every day,” Jones said on Sirius XM NFL Radio. “So I’m excited – excited to build kind of as we’re going here, going into year three.”
Jones also commented on having former Giants’ QB Eli Manning in his corner helping him to improve and deal with being the starter in New York City.
“He’s done it. He’s played the position in New York,” Jones said. “He obviously played at a high level and did everything right on and off the field. So he’s a great guy to look to and someone who can help.”