The Dallas Cowboys will be facing their toughest test of the year against the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.
Last season, the 49ers were the team that ended the Cowboys’ season in the Wild Card round.
Even though the Cowboys are plenty motivated for this game, the talk about the Cowboys’ chances in this game has caught Micah Parsons‘ eye.
Dallas comes into this game as a four-point underdog, as many people expect the 49ers to continue their hot streak.
Parsons commented on his mentality in the tweet below.
Micah Parsons: “What everybody’s saying, we hear it: ‘No way the Cowboys going to win, no way.’ I think you should feed into it, you should love that stuff. When no one believes in you, that’s the best feeling..When you’re already at the bottom, the only way you can go is up.”
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) January 19, 2023
San Francisco is a winner of 11 straight games, so the Cowboys being an underdog is not a surprise.
But, after their performance last week, Dallas should be confident about their chances to win this game.
Parsons will need to have a big impact and make a few great plays in this game.
He embraces playing in the playoffs and building a legacy, and he will get another chance to do that this week.
Another reason why everybody is in on the 49ers is due to their rest advantage.
The 49ers played on Saturday, while the Cowboys had to wait until Monday night for their game.
Also, the Cowboys have to travel to San Francisco, which gives them one day less for preparation.
But, in the playoffs, there are no excuses.
The Cowboys can use the scheduling mishap as a way to come together and focus more on preparing for the Niners.
Plus, if Parsons is talking about the Cowboys being underdogs you can be sure the rest of the locker room has heard it as well.
All that matters though is if the Cowboys can do enough on Sunday to win the game and advance to the NFC Championship.