Cowboys' Micah Parsons open to joining Mike Tomlin, Steelers if he ever left Dallas later in career: report

Parsons have been named to an All-Pro team every year since he entered the NFL

Aside from adding offensive lineman Tyler Guyton in the first round and drafting seven other players, the Dallas Cowboys front office has had what many have described as a quiet offseason.

However, the franchise's football personnel decision makers continue to work to determine whether the team can keep multiple key players on its roster in the long term. 

Three-time Pro Bowler Micah Parsons is widely considered one of the pillars of Dallas' defense. The 2021 first round draft pick could eventually command a historic salary if the Cowboys want to retain his services for the foreseeable future.


Micah Parsons vs Eagles

Micah Parsons #11 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 05, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Parsons could be in line to become the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, a distinction Minnesota Vikings star Justin Jefferson currently holds. Earlier this week, the wide receiver agreed to an historic deal with the Vikings worth $140 million with $110 million guaranteed, ESPN reported.

While there are currently no indications that Parsons is interested in switching jerseys anytime soon, it is possible the star pass rusher eventually lands elsewhere.


Parsons, who was born in Pennsylvania and played college football at Penn State, did concede that if he did end up leaving the Cowboys, he would be open to playing in his home state.

If Parsons "hypothetically did go home later in his career it would be to join the Pittsburgh Steelers," the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Micah Parsons vs Lions

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) calls out defensive signals during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions on December 30, 2023 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Parsons' consideration at least revolves around his respect for longtime Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. 

If Parsons did somehow make his way to Pittsburgh, he could end up playing alongside one-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and six-time Pro Bowler TJ Watt.

Micah Parsons fist pumps

Micah Parsons #11 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 5, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Elsewhere, Dak Prescott’s future with the Cowboys is up in the air beyond the 2024 season as he enters the final season on his contract with the team.

Prescott earned MVP votes last season after leading the NFL with 36 touchdown passes to go along with 4,516 passing yards. He’s gotten Dallas to the playoffs five times in eight seasons, but the Cowboys have not made it further than the divisional round.

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