Micah Parsons absent from Cowboys OTAs

Star linebacker Micah Parsons was not spotted as the Dallas Cowboys began organized team activities on Tuesday.

Parsons, who wants a new contract, was not the only member of the Cowboys absent on Tuesday. Wide receiver Cee Dee Lamb, as expected, also was not in attendance as he seeks a new deal.

Parsons, 24, will make just under $3 million this year and $21.3 million under his fifth-year option in 2025.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro, Parsons finished seventh in the NFL last season with 14 sacks. He had 13 as a rookie in 2021 and 13.5 in 2022.

Lamb, 25, is due to earn $17.99 million under his fifth-year option in 2024. That’s a bargain-basement price for a player coming off a record-setting All-Pro season in 2023.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Lamb broke Hall of Famer Michael Irvin’s single-season franchise marks with an NFL-high 135 catches and 1,749 yards, adding a career-high 12 touchdown catches in 17 starts.

Lamb has racked up 395 catches for 5,145 yards and 32 touchdowns in 66 games (61 starts) since being selected by the Cowboys with the 17th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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