As the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the latest nine NFL stars to join the elite group of players on Saturday, a Dallas Cowboys linebacker has outlined his desire to be known as “one of the greatest Hall of Famers.” 

Micah Parsons told ESPN that when he was thinking about great careers, he didn’t only want to be included in the Hall of Fame. He also wanted to be considered one of the greatest ever.

Bulking Up for the New Season

The player said that there were categories to everything. There was good, great, and perfect. So, when people were talking about him, he wanted them to say that he was among the greatest Hall of Famers.

Parsons has played two great seasons in the NFL for the Cowboys. In the first one, he was chosen as the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. He was also selected for the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro first team twice.

For his third season, he aims even higher and hopes his efforts will earn him a gold jacket once he finishes his career. To achieve his goals, the 24-year-old has taken a different approach and is doing his best to bulk up and play at 255 pounds. 

Looking Up to a 2023 Cowboys Hall of Famer

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones feels Parsons has the potential to become a future inductee and told the NFL Network that both Parsons and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott could one day be included in the NFL elite the same way two Cowboys stars were on Saturday.

Chuck Howley and DeMarcus Ware were inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Parsons was impressed by Ware’s numbers and performances. He said Ware set the standard for his position with his “twenty-sack seasons” and he was super excited for him.

Parsons added that he looked up to Ware and learned a lot from him. He said the Hall of Famer grabbed the room and was the epitome of handwork and soundness. 

Parson will now hope that Ware can mentor him to a Super Bowl win and may one day be the one who invites him to the Hall of Fame.