AJ Brown gives Micah Parsons a friendly chat and embraces Eagles-Cowboys rivalry

DeVonta Smith had the perfect setup to prepare new Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver AJ Brown for the rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys. Smith hosted a charity softball game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Brown took on the former Penn State star and Dallas Cowboys sensation Micah Parsons in the home run derby final at the event. Brown ended up edging out Parsons, accepting the championship trophy and having some words for the 2021 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

“Prepare your popcorn and say Micah Parsons he can prepare for this s—,” Brown said as the crowd thundered to applause, via CBS Sports.

The Eagles and Cowboys have a bitter rivalry and Dallas won both meetings last year, 41-21 and 51-26, although that last game had no bearing for Philadelphia as the team was stuck in his spot in the Wild Card playoffs.

However, the Eagles charged in by trading Brown to partner Smith in an attack featuring the quarterback Jalen hurts.

“Being around him is great. To be able to learn from a guy like him, when he sees me doing something wrong, he teaches me,” Smith said of Brown. “Knowing what I did wrong helps me. … If you don’t have that connection with your teammates, it will ruin everything on the pitch. The better connection you have off the pitch helps more on the pitch . “

Hurts talked about developing early chemistry with Brown during the Philadelphia OTAs last week.

“Yeah, there was just a conversation to be on the same page,” Hurts said. “Representatives and representatives and representatives. I think it’s been good for us to be here doing competitive drills and I think that will help us in the end.

Hurts also opened up about what it was like to play with Smith again after being reunited last year during Smith’s rookie season.

“I think with the time we’ve put in, the reps we’ve had, I think it’s definitely beneficial for our connection,” Hurts said. “And I think it will be good for the football team. I think it’s just important for us to continue to pile day on day. Whether it’s me throwing Zach (Pascal), AJ DeVonta, Quez (Watkins), whoever.

While things look good for the Eagles on offense, Parsons is looking forward to completing his standout rookie season with the Cowboys, helping the team win the NFC East in 2021.

Parsons, a former five-star rookie who posted big numbers at Penn State, slipped to the 12th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft but put on an impressive rookie season. With 84 total tackles, 13 sacks and 20 tackles for loss in 16 games — all starts — Parsons earned first-team All-Pro honors. That’s a rarity for a first-year player.

Additionally, Parsons finished second in voting for the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award. Dallas, however, faltered in the playoffs again with a 23-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild-Card round, and Parsons indicated there was no lack of motivation heading into the season. 2022.

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“I have amnesia,” Parsons said. “Forget all of that last year and kind of restart, restructure everything and still do the same work and try to do better than last year. Just erase everything I did, don’t leave any of that to me. get to the head and just go to work.”

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