It looks like Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons is recruiting a fellow Pro Bowler from a hated rival.

Not long after it was reported that Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay was granted permission to seek a trade elsewhere, the Cowboys’ own Pro Bowl star sent a seven-word message on social media in response. The former Defensive Rookie of the Year made it no secret that he wants the 32-year-old cornerback on Dallas next season.

@bigplay24slay I promise no drop off at pass rusher!!!

— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) March 10, 2023

Why Eagles CB Darius Slay is Available Via Trade

As initially reported by Jeff Howe of The Athletic on Sunday, March 12, the Eagles’ lack of progress on a new deal with Slay led to them granting the veteran cornerback permission to seek a trade.

“CB Darius Slay and the Eagles had been negotiating a new deal,” says Howe. “When discussions weren’t progressing, the Eagles told Slay that he could seek a trade if he preferred, per source. Slay didn’t request a trade, so it’s possible things could still come together.”

The five-time Pro Bowl cornerback played an instrumental role in leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance last season. Slay started all 17 games while appearing in 91% of the defensive snaps.

According to Pro Football Focus, Slay posted a 73.1 defensive grade and 77.4 grade in coverage. Among cornerbacks with at least 500 snaps, Slay ranked 17th in defensive grade and 12th in coverage grade.

Why Cowboys Could Use Darius Slay as No. 2 CB

In fact, Slay outperformed all Cowboys cornerbacks from last season, including Dallas’ No. 1 corner, Trevon Diggs. Diggs posted a 67.6 defensive grade and 67.0 grade in coverage last season.

While the Cowboys may be more focused on upgrading at the wide receiver position, cornerback is equally an area of concern. Cornerback Anthony Brown — who has served as a starter for Dallas since entering the league in 2016 — will be a free agent. Considering he’s coming off an Achilles’ tear and has never been a star player, there’s no guarantee he’ll return.

Outside of Diggs, the Cowboys’ other cornerbacks are Jourdan Lewis, DaRon Bland, Kelvin Joseph and Nashon Wright. They’re a mixture of young, talented and unproven cornerbacks. It’s a big reason why Dallas leaned on signing veteran …read more



Micah Parsons Makes Unlikely Pitch to Eagles Star to Join Cowboys

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