With their bye week officially behind them, the Dallas Cowboys are getting back into the swing of things. Pass rusher Micah Parsons, known for his weekly Bleacher Report show, "The Edge with Micah Parsons," recently shared his thoughts on Philadelphia's trade for veteran safety Kevin Byard.
Parsons praised the trade, stating, "I think you get a ball hunter, right? You get a guy who is going to get after the ball, create turnovers for you. A guy who is going to come downhill, not afraid. Obviously an All-Pro, Pro Bowl guy with veteran leadership. You add in all these vets into your backend, truly special, and I think he can make more plays than Terrell Edmunds."
The Cowboys' rising star also pointed out how the Tennessee Titans could benefit from their draft picks acquired in the trade. Parsons mentioned recent late-round picks, such as 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy and Seahawks defensive back Tariq Woolen, as potential solid players for the Titans in the 2024 NFL draft.
This isn't the first time the Eagles have worked with the Titans to acquire a player. In the 2022 draft, they traded for receiver A.J. Brown, who has become a top option for the Eagles' passing attack led by Jalen Hurts.
While the Cowboys were on their bye, Parsons took the opportunity to watch other teams in action during Week 7 of the regular season. One player who caught his attention was Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns.
In Cleveland's win over the Indianapolis Colts, Garrett had an outstanding performance with nine total tackles, two sacks on Gardner Minshew, and two forced fumbles. Parsons was so impressed with Garrett that he expressed interest in working with him over the 2024 offseason.
Parsons believes that defensive players should be considered for the Defensive Player of the Year award and even MVP conversations. He emphasized the importance of defense in winning championships, using examples of Nick Bolton's game-changing turnover and touchdown score for the Chiefs and the Eagles' last defensive stop in high-scoring games against the Chiefs and the Eagles themselves.
As the Cowboys return from their bye week, they will face the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. With a current record of 4-2, Dallas aims to keep up with the Eagles in the highly competitive NFC East standings.