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David Akers Burns Dallas Fans


When Philadelphia hosted the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cowboys trotted out former wide receiver Drew Pearson to announce their second-round pick.

Pearson "thanked Eagles fans for allowing him to have a career in the NFL" and referenced the team's Super Bowl trophy collection in firing up the fans and himself in the process. He yelled the name of the draft choice - former Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie - and the NFL Network broadcast switched to the Cowboys' draft room showing owner/general manager Jerry Jones, head coach Jason Garrett, and all of the top executives smiling and enjoying the speech.

Eagles fans got to have the last laugh on Friday night.

Eagles Hall of Fame kicker David Akers was deployed to welcome the newest member of the franchise to Philadelphia. He opened by yelling, "What's up, Dallas!" Right away, NFL Network host Rich Eisen laughed at how a kicker was trolling the Cowboys.

Akers declared that he was "representing the Philadelphia Eagles. NFC East champs! Divisional (round) champs! NFC champs! And world champs!"

And then, the kicker.

"Hey Dallas, the last time you were in the Super Bowl these draft picks weren't born!"

The NFL Network shifted to the Eagles' new draft room with Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, president Don Smolenski, head coach Doug Pederson, and everyone else in the room smiling at Akers' remark. The Vince Lombardi Trophy was featured prominently on the table in front of Lurie.

Ironically, the Eagles moved up ahead of the Dallas Cowboys to select tight end Dallas Goedert, who was named after the football team.

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