Cowboys’ Parsons eyes being ‘one of the greatest Hall of Famers’

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OXNARD, Calif. — Micah Parsons is barely 24 years outdated and getting into simply his third 12 months with the Dallas Cowboys, however he’s already considering of in the future ending up within the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame.

“While you discuss nice careers, [when] you discuss concerning the Corridor of Fame, like I do not suppose I simply wish to make the Corridor of Fame. I simply wish to be generally known as one of many best Corridor of Famers,” Parsons mentioned. “There’s classes to every thing. There’s good. There’s nice and there is like, excellent. … While you discuss me, I do not wish to simply be talked about within the Corridor of Fame. Yeah, that is an important accolade, however I wish to be one of many best within the Corridor of Fame.”

Parsons has been named All-Professional, a Professional Bowler and runner-up for the Defensive Participant of the 12 months Award in every of his first two seasons as a linebacker in Dallas.

To him, gamers equivalent to Lawrence Taylor, Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders and Michael Strahan are the elite of the elite relating to the Corridor of Fame.

“They actually simply set the tone on what it meant to be, like, nice, and methods to separate themselves from others,” Parsons mentioned. “They usually all had their little swag, and whenever you discuss who had the data, Strahan nonetheless has the file for many sacks in a 12 months. Then ‘Prime Time,’ anytime the ball was within the air, it was his. So everybody’s obtained one thing about them, and whenever you discuss concerning the best, you concentrate on these guys and the way dominant and the way a drive they have been. And Aaron Donald goes to have the identical factor.”

The Cowboys had two gamers enter the Corridor of Fame on Saturday in DeMarcus Ware, the franchise’s all-time chief in sacks, and Chuck Howley, the one participant to win Most Precious Participant in a Tremendous Bowl on a shedding group.

Ware has mentored Parsons some in his first two years.

“Discuss a man that set the usual. Twenty-sack seasons, I imply a man who’s simply outright dominated in his prime and went out in the precise manner,” Parsons mentioned. “I could not be extra excited for him. I believed he was a first-ballot man. A man that I seemed as much as. His IQ, bro, anytime you simply discuss to him about soccer, when he simply got here in that in the future, I simply realized a lot. And he simply actually grabs the room, and man, whenever you discuss handwork and technical and soundness, that man is the epitome of that.”

Ware needed to depart the Cowboys to win a Tremendous Bowl, beating Carolina in Tremendous Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos. Parsons is aware of championships assist burnish legacies and the Cowboys haven’t gotten previous the second spherical of the playoffs in his first two years.

“There are people who have had nice careers, however with out that Tremendous Bowl, man … that Tremendous Bowl carries a lot weight,” he mentioned. “You discuss championships, why do individuals say [Michael] Jordan was the best? He was 6-0. If LeBron [James] went 10-0 within the Finals, it could be no argument. I feel these rings and people moments the place your finest participant steps up, it leads and carries and brings everybody else round you. There’s simply no higher second in any sport, it doesn’t matter what it’s. Everyone comes for the Finals, everyone comes for the Tremendous Bowl, as a result of that is crucial second in life.”

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