DALLAS – Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end and linebacker Micah Parsons issued a direct warning to the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback heading into Monday night’s game.
“All the quarterbacks are on the hit list that I have pending. I love them all, ”warned Parsons, who was the No. 12 overall pick in the last draft. Justin Herbert (Los Angeles Charges quarterback) was just the guy I faced last week, but Hurts is on the roster right now.
“They must see it that way: as if I were a Terminator on the field,” he added.
Parsons has started the first two games of the regular season, but he has played as a defensive end and not in his natural position of linebacker, since he had to come to the rescue of the defense, which did not have the two starting wings, and in Week 2 against the Chargers made his first sack and pressured Herbert eight times, according to official NFL statistics.
COVID does not leave the Cowboys alone
The Cowboys placed linebacker Keanu Neal on the COVID-19 protocol and his status for Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles is unknown.
Neal did not test positive for the virus, but had direct contact with someone who was infected, according to various reports, so the defender is considered “subject to risk,” according to NFL protocol.
Vaccinated players who were in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID are not put on the reserve list for the virus, according to the rules of the NFL and in his case, Neal will only have to give two negative results within a period of 24 hours between exams to return to the active Cowboys roster.
Players who are not vaccinated and who were in contact with infected people are placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list with at least five days of isolation from the rest of the team.
The Cowboys have suffered from Covid since the preseason and worse still, they have suffered losses in their starting lineup in the first two games of the regular season. In Week 1, right guard Zack Martin, and in Week 2, defensive end Randy Gregory, who has already been reactivated and will be eligible to face the Eagles.
Neal has participated in 50 and 51 plays, respectively, in the first two games of the season, according to official team statistics.
Tony Pollard: I just do my job.
Running back Tony Pollard said that while he is aware of his role with the Cowboys as a backup to Ezekiel Elliott, his job is to produce in every game, as happened last Sunday against the Chargers.
“(Offensive coordinator) Kellen Moore does a good job finding advantages in individual matches and exposing them,” Pollard said. “Unless we stop ourselves, I don’t know who can.”
In the win over the Chargers, Pollard rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown and added 31 more yards on receptions.
– The Cowboys still don’t know if wide receiver Amari Cooper will be available to face the Eagles for the rib injury he suffered against the Chargers.
– Defensive end Dorance Armstrong (ankle) and defensive tackle Carlos Watkins (knee) are in doubt for Monday night against Philadelphia.