Tyreek Hill and Micah Parsons are using their platforms to have some competitive back and forth trash talk, setting up a highly anticipated Christmas Eve game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins.
Last week, Hill issued a warning to Parsons, whose 30.5 sacks in three seasons allows people to argue whether he's today's top defensive player in football. Hill bragged that he'll block Parsons one-on-one and claimed he's a lion, not a cheetah when it comes to that aspect of the game.
Hill was responding to Parsons telling Hill to back off his claims that he's a lion based on the way he's been blocking this season for the NFL's best run game.
"Tyreek, please never say you’re a lion again [sic]," Parsons said on his own podcast, "The Edge with Micah Parsons."
"Just stick to the cheetah. You don’t want nothing to do with this lion work. Please stay away from the lion. At least you did say you’re a baby lion. To me, you’ll be a cub, brother."
This week, Parsons responded on his podcast, bringing up a game clip of Hill manhandling a Patriots defender in Miami's 24-17 win over the New England Patriots.
"I'm letting you know there's a big difference between me and those other guys you coming off the edge with," Parsons said. "Listen Tyreek, if you come over my way, and I see you coming my way, I'm sending you to the tent."
Parsons is referring to the medical tent, which is used to examine injured players, and is often used to privately assess whether a player has suffered a concussion.
"I'm sending you to the sidelines and you're going to say, 'Hey coach, I don't want nothing to do with Micah Parsons.' You don't want to do that. I already said it once. I said it on social media, my baby girl is getting Cheetah print for Christmas," Parsons added. "She's getting a cheetah print [skin]. Come over here to my side and my baby girl is getting cheetah print."
Outside of the threat, which Hill provoked in his "It Needed To Be Said" podcast, Parsons did praise Hill for how the Dolphins have been performing. He pointed out they have the NFL's No. 1 offense and made the argument that the four-time All-Pro receiver is receiver No. 1 in the NFL.
It's clear that the banter between these two players is heating up the anticipation for the Christmas Eve game. Will Hill be able to block Parsons? Or will Parsons send Hill to the sidelines?