Micah Parsons Stirs More Cowboys Drama With Mike Zimmer Comments

Another day, another drama as the Cowboys kick off their mandatory minicamp.
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A day doesn't go by without a new drama or a controversy in Dallas. Whether it is CeeDee Lamb's contract holdout, Dak Prescott entering the final season of his deal, and constant Micah Parsons speculation, the Cowboys are dealing with a ton of challenges this offseason. Now that the mandatory portion of the team's offseason workouts is officially underway, there is naturally even more drama than before.

Micah Parsons, who missed the voluntary part of the Cowboys' offseason program, is now back with the team on the field. That doesn't mean, however, that it is all smooth sailing with the star defender. The three-time Pro Bowler spoke to the media and raised some eyebrows on Tuesday.

According to Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News, the elite pass rusher and new Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer have not been in contact with each other.

Cowboys News: Micah Parsons and Mike Zimmer Haven't Spoken Much

Parsons said that he would like to have a sitdown with Zimmer but hasn't had a chance to do so yet. He highlighted the differences between him and the 67-year-old coach who he characterized as a "very quiet person".

"I think it will be pretty cool because obviously old-school mindset, old-school mentality. I think he’s had a lot of great players, but he ain’t ever have a Micah before. It will be fun, and I think it’s going to be unique."

Micah Parsons on Mike Zimmer

Since he came into the league in 2021, Parsons has only worked with Dan Quinn. After three seasons of building elite defensive units in Dallas, Quinn left to become the head coach of the Washington Commanders this winter.

The Cowboys replaced him with one of the most experienced coaches in the game Mike Zimmer. The former Vikings head coach built a couple of strong defenses in Minnesota as a head coach but hasn't worked as a defensive coordinator in over a decade. How well his old-school mentality will mesh with Parsons remains to be seen but the fact that the two haven't sat down yet is not a great sign.

Despite all the offseason drama, the Cowboys still have the third-best odds (+650) to win the NFC next season on FanDuel Sportsbook. They will need Parsons to maintain his form from the past couple of years to reach their goals.

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