Parsons rips ESPN's Bart Scott for Cowboys joke about Diggs' injury
Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons called out ESPN analyst and former NFL linebacker Bart Scott for the latter's remarks regarding the team and cornerback Trevon Diggs' season-ending knee injury on Friday.
During an appearance on "First Take," Scott took a shot at Dallas while talking about Diggs, who suffered a torn ACL at practice Thursday. The injury is a major blow to a Cowboys team that has Super Bowl aspirations after starting the season 2-0 and outscoring its opponents 70-10.
"Like Stephen A. (Smith) always says, just wait, something bad always happens," Scott said Friday in a reference to the series of disappointing outcomes for the Cowboys in recent years. Despite high expectations, Dallas hasn't won a divisional-round game in the playoffs since the 1995 season.
Scott's comments didn't sit well with Parsons, who criticized the former Pro Bowler on social media.
Scott and Parsons went back and forth publicly, with the former saying he wasn't joking about Diggs' injury.
"Was speaking of bad luck and how a Super Bowl contender loses one of their most important players," Scott wrote.
Trevon's brother, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs, also expressed his disappointment with Scott's comments.
Scott, 43, was an undrafted rookie in 2002 and spent time with the Baltimore Ravens (2002-08) and New York Jets (2009-12) in the NFL. He earned a second-team All-Pro berth and a Pro Bowl nod while appearing in 172 career games.