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11 hours ago Cowboys news: Micah Parsons discusses criticism of aspects of his play
Omar Ornelas / El Paso Times / USA TODAY NETWORK Your Sunday morning Cowboys news. Why Cowboys’ Micah Parsons relishes criticism while chasing goals on and off the field - Sophia Vesely, DMN Micah Parsons doesn’t shrink when criticism comes his way. In 2023, Parsons had 7.5 sacks in the first eight games, while tallying 6.5 sacks in the last nine. He has one sack in four career playoff games. The 6-foot-3 linebacker is not discouraged by fans’ criticism and, in fact, he views it as an opportunity. “The criticism is a privilege because sometimes a great standard is not good enough for those who are greater,” Parsons said. “When people want things, you have to answer the call. It is not a negative thing. It is the most positive thing people can say to me because it pushes me and challenges me to be better. “It is a great privilege for someone to say, ‘Hey, you are great, but you can be greater.’” Parsons was the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2021 and is a three-time All-Pro selection. Maintaining his superstar status throughout the playoffs is now a top priority for Parsons heading into the new season. “I have been doing a lot of muscle endurance,” he said. “I have been doing a lot of lunges and a lot of squats. My legs are going to keep going.” The 25-year-old will also look to new defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to reach the next level. “[The defensive team] has been very open and transparent with me about what they want and how they want their defense to be run and how he wants me to line up,” Parsons said. “It is great.” 3 Cowboys defenders playing for new contracts in 2024 - Mark Heaney, Inside the Star These Cowboys are looking to cash out for new deals this season. Defensive End, DeMarcus Lawrence The longest-tenured Cowboys, along with fellow 2014 draftee Zack Martin, is Pro Bowler DeMarcus Lawrence. “D-Law” is headed into his 11th year as a Cowboy, and it could be his last. The underrated Boise State alum only has one year left on his contract. This means he will be an unrestricted free agent in 2025. Lawrence is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl nods, tallying 10 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in his last two seasons. Parsons’ influence has made Lawrence reemerge, as offensive lines have shifted their focus to the young superstar rather than the seasoned vet. This is a guy who loves Dallas, and he’d likely prefer to be a Cowboy for life. So, what can he do to earn an extension? For Lawrence, it’s more about what he can’t do in 2024 that can keep him around. The Cowboys are very tight on money and have 2nd-round pick Marshawn Kneeland waiting in the wings. This means they may be looking to move on from Lawrence after this season. If he continues to play at a high level, his age and price tag may take the Cowboys out of the running. It sounds counterproductive because it is, but for Lawrence to stay in Dallas long-term, he may need a down year in 2024. Defensive Tackle, Osa Odighizuwa There is no debate about which Cowboys defensive tackle brings the most talent to the room. The answer is clearly former 3rd-round pick, Osa Odighizuwa. Coming out of UCLA, he made an immediate impact on the Dallas defensive line, and he has been improving ever since. Odighizuwa is a fantastic run defender and has shown flashes with pass rush too. At 25 years old, you can bet he would have a ton of interest and money thrown at him on the open market. The problem for Dallas is, that exact scenario is set to take place next offseason. This is the last year of Odighizuwa’s rookie contract, and without a new deal, he could walk out the door after this season. With the DT room as weak as it is in Dallas, it is paramount that the Cowboys bring him back. The price tag won’t be cheap, especially if Odighizuwa continues to improve this season. But, if the Cowboys’ defense wants to be considered serious, they need him back long-term to dominate interior offensive lines. This is the biggest year yet for Odighizuwa, his reputation around the league, and his bank account. Netflix’s ‘America’s Sweethearts’ Details Lessons Learned By Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders - Dana Feldman, Forbes Arguably as iconic as the players, the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders have a new series set to air on Netflix. Most people can relate to wanting something, working hard to get it, and the disappointment of things not going as hoped. This is the heartbreaking reality for all but 36 of the hundreds of women who try out for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad each year. Emmy Award-winning director Greg Whiteley explores how the squad is chosen in the new seven-episode Netflix documentary series America’s Sweethearts. He admits that behind the scenes, it was as emotional for those filming the series as it was for the young women when they were told they didn’t make the cut. America’s Sweethearts, which premiered on June 20, follows the 2023-24 squad from start to finish and it’s about more than sports, big hair, and pom poms. This series explores an unpleasant truth: Life isn’t always fair and we don’t always get what we want even if we work hard and have the talent. “I want my children to believe that if you want something and you’re willing to work for it, you can get it,” Whiteley said in an interview. “The hard truth is not always. I think making peace with that is something we all have to learn.” There are only 36 spots on the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad. The viewer is privy to the intense audition process and training camp. There is a limited number of coveted spots and the cuts are painful. The joy for those who have made it is quickly replaced by reality as the new cheerleaders realize the hard work it takes to represent this iconic franchise throughout the NFL season. Dallas Cowboys pre-training camp position breakdown series, looking at the tight ends-RJ Ochoa, Blogging the Boys Stocked with tight ends, here’s where the position stands just before training camp next month. Jake Ferguson There wasn’t a full buy-in on Jake Ferguson as the answer for the Cowboys at tight end prior to the start of last season. It wasn’t necessarily a lack of belief in Ferguson specifically as much as it seemed like he was just the next man up on the depth chart in Dalton Schultz’s departure. To his credit, Ferguson proved any doubters wrong and became a tried and true part of the offense that saw the Cowboys have as much success that they did throughout the season. He only caught five touchdowns which was a dip from Schultz’s best season with the team (eight in 2021) but he certainly proved to be a starting-caliber player. In a non-measurable sense, Ferguson also proved to be that guy within the Cowboys offense, the one who was willing to hit a different gear and get in the face of opponents in a different way. He was all over Jamal Adams when the Cowboys played the Seattle Seahawks right after Thanksgiving and dudes like that are a welcome and necessary part of an overall operation. Even though Ferguson “only” scored five touchdowns, he was highly productive from a yardage standpoint. He reached the 750 yard receiving mark which has not happened all too often in franchise history outside of the aforementioned Schultz season and basically all of the time for Jason Witten. He is as cemented of a starter as there can be on this roster. If we agreed to put superstars like CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons in their own tier, then there is an argument to be made that Ferguson occupies the next level of airspace. Ultimately the situation at tight end has nothing to do with Ferguson, but behind him lies a few questions.
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17 hours ago Dallas-native Sha'Carri Richardson punches her ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympics
The Dallas Carter High School alumna came in first place in the women's 100-meter final on Saturday night.         
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18 hours ago A group of protesters gather outside of Gateway Church days after senior pastor resigned amid sexual abuse allegations
At the same time people were protesting outside, Elder Tra Willbanks addressed the situation to church members during a 4 p.m. service.         
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23 hours ago 36-40 - Rangers slam Royals in 6-0 shutout victory
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Gray and gang make it three in a row in the win column The Texas Rangers scored six runs while the Kansas City Royals did not score any runs. The Rangers scored six runs, yes, but five of those came in their final inning as they got gluttonous for tasty insurance, but they also only scored one run — via a Josh Smith solo dong — through most of the game which might in the box score appear as though they had fallen back on unseemly 2024 norms. But really, Texas was kind of smacking it all over the place today only to frustratingly see the ball find KC leather virtually every time. That left the Rangers wide open for one of those bad luck losses until a recently unlocked Wyatt Langford sent one where no Royal could catch it with the bases loaded for his first career grand slam: Wyatt Langford's first career grand slam blows this game wide open. It's the 17th ever grand slam by a Rangers rookie. Josh Jung was the last one to do it. pic.twitter.com/lJHRWg5BQ7— kennedi landry (@kennlandry) June 22, 2024 The victory gives Texas their first series win since taking a couple from the Dodgers last road trip and the first three-game winning streak since three in a row back in the final days of May. Player of the Game: Jon Gray, who, yes, was apparently tipping his pitches last time out when he allowed a ghastly nine runs to the Mets, was far more stingy with his complimentary guesswork as he went six innings and allowed zero runs on two hits with zero walks and three strikeouts. Gray got the job done in just 72 pitches as he works his way back to full strength following an IL stint. Up Next: The Rangers can go for a rare sweep tomorrow afternoon in Max Scherzer’s 2024 debut opposite RHP Alec Marsh for Kansas City. The Sunday finale first pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 1:35 pm CT and you can watch it on BS Southwest.

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